Re: launch feedback status update

From: Rodney Dawes <dobey free fr>
> Why do you insist on associating launch feedback with window management?
> Having an app launch on workspace 3 and having it come up there is a
> completely different issue. xalf is not "robust" in that it does exactly
> what it says it does. It does launch feedback, not workspace matching.
> Anything beyond what xalf currently does, probably is not real launch
> feedback, and is at a much higher level, and so probably should be
> implemented in a toolkit/wm/etc...

 It should be rather called 'launching apps' or whatever better fitting name 
you can think of rather then 'launch feedback'. Making sure app launched on 
desktop 3 will be shown on desktop 3 is part of launching the app (and it's 
actually the reason I wrote the current implementation for KDE, that icon 
next to cursor is just a side-effect :)  ). Do you have any better idea how 
to do that besides 'hey, I'm launching xapp, it has icon xappicon and it 
should appear on desktop 3'?

 (Please keep xdg-list freedesktop org CC-ed for any further non-GNOME 
specific discussion, I'm not subscribed to GNOME lists).

> On Sat, 2002-09-21 at 17:57, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> > Rodney Dawes <dobey free fr> writes:
> > > There isn't much to figure out. xalf already does it.
> > 
> > In my experience xalf is not robust, and it would not support things
> > like launching an app on workspace 3 and having it come up there. As I
> > asked, try to write down exactly how it works and how it would provide
> > the various features mentioned in my spec and for KStartupInfo.  Post
> > that writeup and there's something to discuss.
> > 
> > I also don't think we can change XMapWindow() and other X calls to
> > have side effects, it breaks the API stability of Xlib.
> > 
> > Havoc

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