- From: Dominik Vogt <dominik vogt gmx de>
- To: wm-spec-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Update
- Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 01:26:15 +0200
On Sun, Jun 20, 1999 at 06:42:22AM +0000, Elliot Lee wrote:
> On 20 Jun 1999 01:49:45 -0400, Nathan Clemons <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 Vogt, email@example.com
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