Re: Understanding applets

> well .. there are more things that are done with the applets then just
> simple swallowing .. they are more integrated into the panel ... they also
> have good session support without any work ...

I still have a hard time understanding why those 'little programs
sitting in that rectangle at the bottom of my screen' are different
from the 'big programs floating around in large windows above'. I mean,
isn't an applet just a normal program that happens to implement a
corba interface which allows the panel to swallow it and manage some
of its display characteristics?

Right now, to the Gnome newbie like me, it seems like Gnome artificially
created two different types of programs: normal ones and applets, mutually
exclusive. Is that really what's going on, or did I misread the docs?


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