Re: "GNOME Window Manager Compliance" document
- From: Murray Cumming <murrayc murrayc com>
- To: Elijah Newren <newren gmail com>
- Cc: dcm redhat com, gnome-doc-list <gnome-doc-list gnome org>, Thomas Thurman <thomas thurman org uk>
- Subject: Re: "GNOME Window Manager Compliance" document
- Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 18:52:51 +0200
And how about this theme-creating tutorial? Is it still correct? Can it
be added to the metacity tarball as docbook?
On Tue, 2008-09-30 at 19:00 -0600, Elijah Newren wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 7:11 AM, Murray Cumming <murrayc murrayc com> wrote:
> > Is there a more up-to-date version of this document somewhere?
> > http://developer.gnome.org/doc/standards/wm/book1.html
> > (It's also called "GNOME Window Manager specification" on another page.)
> > Is it still useful? I doubt it because it hasn't really been changed for
> > 9 years.
> This document is not useful (other than as a historical artifact). In
> fact, using it could be considered harmful, since the desktop-specific
> hints have been deprecated and obsoleted by the EWMH, the latter being
> available at http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/wm-spec.
> I don't think Metacity even supports the old hints anymore.
> > The HTML seems to have been generated from DocBook:
> > http://svn.gnome.org/viewvc/web-devel-2/trunk/content/doc/standards/wm/
> > Does someone know where that DocBook source is?
> > There is this document too, though it doesn't seem to be linked from
> > anywhere:
> > http://developer.gnome.org/doc/standards/extwmhints/book1.html
> That looks like an early draft of the EWMH.
> > We would like to move useful developer.gnome.org documents to
> > library.gnome.org so they can be maintained properly, but they need to
> > be DocBook. Or where appropriate I'd like to even just remove any crap
> > from the Internet.
> Remove the crap!
> Thanks for working on this,
murrayc murrayc com
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