Re: Should GNOME apps support a --geometry option?

On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 7:00 PM, Kalle Vahlman <kalle vahlman gmail com> wrote:
> 2008/6/18 Ross Burton <ross burtonini com>:
>> On Wed, 2008-06-18 at 18:38 +0300, Kalle Vahlman wrote:
>>> 2008/6/18 Matthew Barnes <mbarnes redhat com>:
>>> > I think I'm correct in saying the GConf approach is preferred, but are
>>> > there use cases for supporting a --geometry option as well?  Perhaps
>>> > just for consistency across apps?
>>> I can't think of any reason why that couldn't be a part of gtk_init(),
>>> that way it'd be supported not only in GNOME but in every GTK+ app.
>>> After all, the ability to define initial window size can be quite
>>> handy for any application. Specially in scripting situations.
>>> Maybe this should be proposed on gtk-devel?
>> Apart from that it would be impossible to do in gtk_init because no
>> windows have been created of course. :)
> Well I'd suppose it would be defined as "set this as default window
> geometry for all normal toplevel windows when they are created" but
> naturally any code that sets the geometry afterwards (to either
> hard-coded or stored values) would override it...

To add to the confusion I should mention that document-based
applications could store the geometry information in file's metadata

Patryk Zawadzki
PLD Linux Distribution

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