[sugar] Supporting desktop applications, extending the EWMH spec

Sayamindu Dasgupta sayamindu at gmail.com
Fri Sep 19 16:57:35 EDT 2008

On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 1:26 AM, Marco Pesenti Gritti
<mpgritti at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 9:43 PM, C. Scott Ananian <cscott at cscott.net> wrote:
>> Well, if there's only one window, and it's "stretchable", then your
>> decision is easy.
>> If it requests a fixed size, then you should probably decorate and
>> float all the windows.  I could also see floating all fixed size
>> windows and tiling all "stretchable" windows -- that would make the
>> 'gimp' work nicely; all the palettes would be floating and all the
>> drawings would be tiled.  And that's using only the "stretchable"
>> hint. =)
>> I'm not entirely opposed to adding new hints for oddball apps, but I'd
>> like 99% of apps to work as-is, and from my review of the wms out
>> there, it seems quite plausible that we can do this.
>> FWIW, the wm itself can add hints based on window class for outliers,
>> without requiring the outliers themselves to be changed.
> I see you mention three window managers on your page (including
> metacity). It would nice to see a quick analysis of their
> strengths/weaknesses for our use case...

Just a note that Xmonad seems to pull in 35 MBs of RPMs as
dependencies. I'm not sure whether that is good for our storage space.


Sayamindu Dasgupta

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