Re: swallowed apps

On Sun, Oct 27, 2002 at 02:13:27PM -0800, Alan wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 27, 2002 at 04:59:31PM -0500, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> > 
> > That said, anyone could write an "app swallowing applet" that would 
> > implement things the old way. It's most likely not a very challenging
> > programming project even.
> Well, I am one of the people who was using it, and would like something
> like this to return.  It is a PITA to have windows clogging up my
> interface when they should be swallowed apps on the panel (licq, jabber,
> etc).  While I agree that a stream of bug reports is bad, I have had 0
> troubles with the KDE implementation (which swallows gabber, psi, etc
> just fine).  Maybe the gnome developers should take a look at KDEs use
> of XEMBED (or whatever they used) and see if that can be used as a
> stepping stone for getting the gnome working.  
> As for an applet, well, that's great, where is it?  I realize that
> everyone is working on 2.[1|2].x, but if it's that easy to create an
> applet to duplicate this functionaity, why wasn't one included so that
> my already cluttered window list applet could be freed up some more? 

Somebody with "Interested in hiring a Linux/Programmer geek?" on his website
shouldn't wine about this but change it! (Change the PITA's that really annoied
me, and almost all the patches are accepted 'upstream')

> Regards,
> alan
> -- 
> Alan "Arcterex" <alan ufies org>   -=][=-
> "I used to herd dairy cows. Now I herd lusers. Apart from the isolation, I
> think I preferred the cows. They were better conversation, easier to milk, and
> if they annoyed me enough, I could shoot them and eat them." -Rodger Donaldson

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