Classic Mode bundle

Dan Williams dcbw at redhat.com
Wed Mar 7 12:34:28 EST 2007


On Wed, 2007-03-07 at 12:15 -0500, Jim Gettys wrote:
> Thanks greatly, Owen!  This fills an immediate need.
> 
> On Wed, 2007-03-07 at 12:04 -0500, Owen Williams wrote:
> > Classic Mode is a bundle that embeds a Xephyr session in an activity.
> > It's very useful for running non-sugarized programs.
> > 
> > It was originally written by Dan Williams, and I've brought it up to
> > date with a proper icon and the newer activity API.  It only works on
> > the devel builds (at the moment), but it includes the Xephyr runtime so
> > it doesn't need to be installed by yum.  Eventually I'll bundle xterm
> > and twm with it and make a non-devel-build friendly version.
> 
> We can/should do better than twm these days: Puppylinux uses jwm, as an
> example.
> 
> Among other things, I'd like to not have dependencies on Xaw and Xt, Xmu
> and the like in anything that may commonly be used.

One problem I always had with this was the font sizes are really, really
small in everything.  I don't know if that's actually "correct" because
our DPI is so high, or if something in the X -> Xephyr -> app pipeline
is incorrectly interpreting the DPI.  But making the apps actually
readable would be a good thing to do.

Dan

>                                 - Jim
> 
> 
> > 
> > I've attached a small screenshot showing xchat running in classic
> > mode.  
> > 
> > You can find it on my wiki at http://ywwg.com/wiki/index.php/OLPC_Work
> > 
> > owen
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