From: Chris B. Vetter <cbv@kn...> - 2003-05-12 23:36:29
On Mon, 12 May 2003 13:15:26 -1000
> On Monday, May 12, 2003, at 12:45 Pacific/Honolulu, Tobias wrote:
> >> Hmm, Since actually drawing the background is X11 dependent
> > yes, the drawing of the background is x11.
> > ... but you can place a root window on top, which can be controlled
> > by any toolkit you want to choose.
> this must be how GWorkspace does it. So there is a OpenStep way of
> handling the root window? That is good
Next/Openstep used a different approach as there was no window manager
as on X11, but the effect basically is the same.
GWorkspace propably creates a window at NSDesktopWindowLevel (level
-1000) and uses that to display the background. Alternatively, you could
probably run a window manager in root-less mode, eg. like OroborOSX does
on Mac OS X.