Re:Why the size of the title bar, was Re: How do I compute the sizeof the title bar?

 Havoc Pennington twisted the bytes to say:

 Havoc> On Thu, 2 Sep 1999, Daniel M. German wrote:
 >> gnome_parse_geometry is the responsible for parsing the geometry. 
 >> But it is incomplete. It does not understand that negative locations
 >> are meaningful neither that -0 <> +0.
 >> gnome_parse_geometry is easy to fix, since it is a relatively simple
 >> routine. Furthermore, it can fallback into XParseGeometry. So far, so
 >> good.

 Havoc> Why don't we just use XParseGeometry() in there, or wrap it in Gdk? 
 Havoc> (I seem to recall an answer to this question, but I don't remember what it
 Havoc> was.)

wrapping XParseGeometry will be the best solution, since it supports
all the geometry specifications and returns the gravity hint for the
windows manager.
 >> In fact, I believe that the application code should not even have to
 >> parse the geometry. That is why sooo many gnome applications ignore
 >> geometry, lets try some apps:

 Havoc> The app has to apply the geometry because sometimes it means
 Havoc> characters or something (Emacs, gnome-terminal) and only the
 Havoc> app knows which window it applies to.

You're right, there are apps that require this. But this is taken care
by the proper use of the of the width_inc and height_inc in the
XSizeHints structure, as it is properly used in gnome-terminal. A
well-written application will set the increments before the geometry
is taken care of.

 Havoc> So, I think fixing gnome_parse_geometry is probably the best
 Havoc> thing to do for now, and file bug reports on apps that don't
 Havoc> support the argument.

 Havoc> Havoc

Daniel M. German                  "If all mankind minus one,
                                   were of one opinion, and only
                                   one person were of the contrary opinion,
                                   mankind would be no more justified
                                   in silencing that one person,
                                   than he, if he had the power,
    John Stuart Mill ->            would be justified in silencing mankind."


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