Re: Update

On Sun, Jun 20, 1999 at 06:42:22AM +0000, Elliot Lee wrote:
> On 20 Jun 1999 01:49:45 -0400, Nathan Clemons <> wrote:
> >to spend lots of time positioning them. Should this be taking into
> >consideration with the hints or could this be considered a pure WM
> >"feature" and left at that?
> WM feature.
> The main idea behind the wm spec is to define the interface that the desktop
> uses to get the things it needs from the window manager. The desktop could
> not care less about how the user wants the interactive window positioning to
> work, so...
> To my (limited) knowledge, the GNOME WM spec currently has info on:
> 	. pager interaction
> 	. window style hinting/layers.
> 	. mouse click event routing for root window clicks.
> These are the major things that the desktop needs. There may be
> features to be taken from the kwm hints, as well.

I'd add a few things:
      . managing shortcut icons (WM task)
      . an interface for the WM to use DE services like help and configuration
      . common menu handling


Dominik ^_^

Dominik Vogt,

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