Re: [Usability] Re: desktop/workspaces terminology issue
- From: Sander Vesik <Sander Vesik Sun COM>
- To: Gregory Merchan <merchan baton phys lsu edu>
- Cc: John Fleck <jfleck inkstain net>, usability gnome org, gnome-doc-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Usability] Re: desktop/workspaces terminology issue
- Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2001 18:54:52 +0100 (BST)
On Fri, 19 Oct 2001, Gregory Merchan wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 18, 2001 at 10:03:10PM -0600, John Fleck wrote:
> > . . . Here's what we've settled on:
> > http://developer.gnome.org/documents/style-guide/gnome-glossary-desktop.html
> > workspace: A defined area in which you can work. You can create
> > different workspaces, with different processes, but you can only work
> > on one at any time.
> > Then, when a workspace can be subdivided:
> > viewport: A viewport is a subdivision of a workspace.
> > desktop: The visible screen area where windows, icons, and panels
> > reside.
> I concur on the use of workspace and viewport, but may confused by desktop.
> Which is the desktop: the current viewport or the set of all workspaces?
> It seems a silly question, but I want to be sure. In either case, does
> the other one have a name?
Well.. if confused, take a look at the things provided by the following:
twm, tvtwm, ctwm, lesstif's mwm, fwvm1, fvwm2, cde and sawfish. What does
which of them provide?
> Greg Merchan
"I don't think there is intelligent life within our solar system"
-- Brian Behlendorf
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