The future direction of GSDock.app is uncertain.
The problem is that it simply won't work as a standalone app under
GNUstep as it is now. The reason is that gnu-gui creates and manages
the appicon tiles, and many apps will change the icon on the tile to
signify changes to their status. GSDock has no way of knowing when the
app changes it's icon.
My point is that don't let things like GSDock hold back development.
My opinion is that it would be best to get a working interfacewm out as
soon as possible. After that then start working about adding things.
That's just my opinion.
Also, SGStep is not going to be running under XFree86 (yah!). I'm am
currently working on a yet to finished new backend for gnustep which
uses the DirectFB system. However, x11 will still be there as a
rootless system so interfacewm will still be needed. In the context of
rootless X11, the simpler interfacewm is, the better. Basically all I
(other people will differ, of course) need is simple window decoration
That's my slant on interfacewm. I just wanted to let you all know that
you do have a "customer" here. Your project will play an important
part SGstep, which hopefully will be a big hit.
On Friday, September 12, 2003, at 06:52 AM, Chris B. Vetter wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Sep 2003 11:41:17 -0500
> Ian Mondragon <copal@...> wrote:
>>> But yes, we could write (and probably will) write a IWMConfig.app
>>> (or use Chameleon... Ian?) -- similar to Widow Maker's WPrefs.app
>> i've been meaning to write an IWMConfig.app, but i've been putting it
>> off cuz i think people want the window manager itself more than the
>> associated tools <grin>. when we get a little further along, i think
>> either this, or a pane in Preferences.app (even better!), will be
> Personally, I think having IWM ready (and working ;-) is more
> There aren't that many preferences anyway.
> Once IWM is "finished" we could turn to either GSDock or maybe Backbone
> and see how we can integrate an "IWMConfig.app" into those.
> A stand-alone application is probably overkill, so a pane/bundle for
> Preferences(.app) could do the trick.
> I have a few ideas, but it's too early to seriously think about it yet.
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