[linux-audio-dev] Windowmanager (Re: Alternative Sequencer User Interface)

will at malefactor.org will at malefactor.org
Tue Apr 13 17:34:42 UTC 2004

On Tue, Apr 13, 2004 at 06:14:37PM +0200, Thorsten Wilms wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 13, 2004 at 05:01:39PM +0200, Tim Orford wrote:
> > 
> > i agree that this is fairly essential functionality.
> > 
> > but i think there is an argument that windows should be managed by
> > the window manager:-)
> Sure. But splitting up _one_ window into scalable areas is 
> a somewhat different story.
> While combining Blenders possibilities with traditional WM
> features would be ideal, I don't see that happen.
> Who would like to switch WM to use some special apps?

Any X application can override the WM if the programmer wants it to.
That would make it (in my opinion) pretty easy to code something
where an application could manage it's own windows. 

> But a framework providing the described functionlaity inside 
> windows on top of any WM could be a great thing (the WM managing 
> windows and desktops/workspaces, the framework managing areas 
> inside windows).
> Oh, and WMs usualy don't manage loading/saving setups (Screens 
> in Blender). And you can't change which app is displayed 
> in a window ...

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