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Re: ANNOUNCE GSDock-0.0.1

From: Jeff Teunissen
Subject: Re: ANNOUNCE GSDock-0.0.1
Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2003 09:25:44 -0400

Fred Kiefer wrote:

> Gregory John Casamento wrote:
> > The Dock should, at some point, be made omnipresent so that it will
> > exist on all workspaces (either in WindowMaker or another WM).  I am
> > having a similar problem with InnerSpace (a BackSpace clone).
> >
> > I don't want to hack something in using X11 code, but there is
> > currently no way, it seems, to tell the backend to make a window
> > omnipresent.
> What about setting the window level to NSDockWindowLevel? I cannot
> promise that this will work on all backends and window managers, at
> least for KDE and other EWMH window managers this should do the job.

I certainly hope it doesn't. Window levels are window levels, and exist
only to put one window above or below another -- no more and no less. To
put *any* functionality other than this into them is to break their
semantics^Wreason for existence.

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