9.1 Proposal: Legacy compatibility.

pgf at laptop.org pgf at laptop.org
Fri Oct 17 15:23:38 EDT 2008

can we stop referring to anything non-sugary as a "legacy" app.

i'd submit that we all use dozens of such apps every day, most
of which are in no danger of going away anytime soon.  :-)

how about referring to them as "existing X11 apps".


c. scott ananian wrote:
 > I'd like to present a few areas where sugar can "play nice with
 > others", including:
 >  * replacing the matchbox window manager, to provide better
 > multiple-window support for legacy apps (think of the 'gimp', running
 > as multiple windows without one full-screen "activity area" aka
 > "virtual desktop")
 >  * making sugar behave well when run in non-full-screen-mode under
 > metacity.  This includes refactoring home/friends/mesh view as
 > operations on root window, so they make sense in a multiwindow setup.
 > (It's been suggested that looking at the xpenguins code is instructive
 > for understanding how nautilus,etc arrange their root window.)
 >  * Switch to standard freedesktop.org startup notification mechanism:
 > ticket #5271
 >  * Implement freedesktop.org notifications mechanism for alerts (low
 > battery, low disk space, available software update)
 >  * Use standard fd.o notification area in frame -- I think this would
 > also address cjb's desire to put the 'stop' button for recordmydesktop
 > in the frame.
 > I don't think I will actually have time to work on many of these areas
 > in the 9.1 time frame, so I especially encourage interested/motivated
 > parties to make concrete proposals on pieces of this work.  (Or
 > suggest other areas we should improve.)
 >  --scott
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 paul fox, pgf at laptop.org

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