[sugar] Sugar\Windows won't ship
jg at laptop.org
Mon Apr 28 10:52:10 EDT 2008
Note I understand that metacity can be configured to use a dbus/gconf
version, rather than bringing in the dread CORBA/bonobo dependencies
we've worked so hard to avoid. So don't let ldd mislead you that it
isn't worth a try; it is.
So Metacity is clearly one of the contenders. This wasn't an option
when Sugar was started, though with 20-20 hindsight, we probably should
have used something other than matchbox from the beginning.
On Mon, 2008-04-28 at 16:32 +0200, Tomeu Vizoso wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 4:25 PM, Jim Gettys <jg at laptop.org> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2008-04-28 at 10:06 -0400, Walter Bender wrote:
> > > I must have missed the post you refer to. It has never been the
> > > position of the core Sugar team--that I am aware of--to preclude the
> > > running of standard Linux apps. We even went so far as to hire a
> > > contractor to look at various ways to facilitate the running of
> > > standard X apps last summer---although that work was never completed
> > > or brought into the main branch.
> > >
> > Matthew Allum thinks we're best off not trying to force-fit this into
> > matchbox (the window manager we're currently using), having done the
> > experiment last summer. He's not only the "contractor", but also the
> > original author of matchbox; so I think we should respect his opinion in
> > this matter.
> > We'll investigate alternative window managers, rather than flogging this
> > horse, which is clearly dead for our purposes. Many of the modern ones
> > honor full screen hints, and I've never seen Sugar's UI do much that
> > isn't supported one way or the other by the ICCCM/EWMH's. It may take a
> > bit of sugar work, but I'd be surprised it will be difficult.
> If someone would like to go ahead and try replacing matchbox with
> metacity, would be great ;)
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