Re: Window Manager compliance

On Thu, May 20, 1999 at 07:43:41AM -0700, Michael Rogers wrote:
> >On Thu, May 20, 1999 at 03:13:05AM -0700, Derek Simkowiak wrote:
> 1) Some window managers don't handle setting the background (which is why 
> Gnome has that capability in the first place).

Some people like that in a WM. I don't see that as a problem, but
as a feature.

> 2) A new user would (reasonably) expect the background to be configured in 
> the same place that other desktop settings are configured.

Which is entirely possible. You can start your WM's configuration
program from the control-center.

> We need to move away from X-oriented window managers which duplicate Gnome 
> functionality, towards Gnome-oriented window managers which are small and 
> unobtrusive. This will happen, since new window managers are being written 
> specifically with Gnome or KDE in mind, but it will happen more smoothly if 
> the line between "window manager tasks" and "desktop tasks" is clearly 
> defined.
I thought gnome explicitly wanted to be WM independant.


Martijn van Beers

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