Re: frame size hints

On Fri, Nov 29, 2002 at 04:17:21PM -0500, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 29, 2002 at 09:49:37PM +0100, Matthias Clasen wrote: 
> > a) these toolkits won't use it anyway
> The motive for this post is that Sun asked for advice on how to make
> AWT work with Metacity. Honestly, what answer can you give them? They
> have to make AWT API keep working, now that it's been shipped for
> years, even if they do deprecate the broken API and replace it, the
> deprecated API has to keep working. As far as I know, historically
> they rely on mwm-specific hacks and I'm even told some JDKs have
> contained enlightenment-specific hacks.
> The "walk up the window tree and find the frame" hack doesn't quite
> work with Metacity, so they have to do something else. I'd rather they
> do something I have in my upstream version that works on Linux as well
> as Solaris and won't break every time I touch the code, so I'm
> inclined to give them some "supported" mechanism.
> I can give them _METACITY_FRAME_EXTENTS of course (which makes Sun
> happy as they don't ship anything else), but that just means the JDK
> will break on every other window manager.
> I'll do metacity-specific if I have to, but I think it would be better
> if any WM could choose to support this.


Do you have some news on this subject. It seems that each jdk
has a different logic (vendor/version)...
So, I would like to know if SUN has implemented a new "definitive"

Regards, Olivier 

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