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

Thorsten Wilms t_w_ at freenet.de
Wed Apr 14 01:04:31 UTC 2004

On Tue, Apr 13, 2004 at 05:34:42PM +0000, will at malefactor.org wrote:
> 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. 

Yes, but when you have floating, overlapping windows everyone 
expects look and behaviour of the WM (focus model, button  
placemnet ...). An older Hydrogen release I tried was not 
a nice experience for me, because I have placed the close 
button on the left side (to not hit it by accident when I 
aim for minimize) and use sloppy focus (+ auto-raise). 
Hydrogen confronted me with different button placement 
and click-to-focus ...

Normal windows should be left to the WM at all times, 
what happens inside a window is a different thing (with  
the exception of pseudo MDI, which should be avoided).

And I guess I shouldn't have used Blender's terminology 
at all, because of what I'm talking about is better 
called panes or viewports (no docking/undocking, no 
overlap, just resizable areas inside one window).

Thorsten Wilms

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