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Re: GNUStep Window Manager

From: René Berber
Subject: Re: GNUStep Window Manager
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 11:26:46 -0500

On 2003-10-21 05:35:07 -0500 Nuno Donato <address@hidden> wrote:

> I'm new to this GNUStep stuff but i'm enjoying it so far.
> I'm posting this to try to clear a doubt, Window Maker is like the "official" 
> window manager fo GNUStep, right?
> So why doesn't it integrate nicely with GWorkspace? If i run GWorkspace i get 
> separate workspaces,

Workspace.app tries to be everything and in this case duplicates some 
functionality that windowmaker, using Fiend (a.k.a. Clip), already has but 
other window managers don't have.

> that is, if I change from workspace 1 to workspace 2 in 
> WindowMaker, GWorkspace completly disappears.

That's an option on windowmaker.  If you want Workspace or any other 
application to (sort of) appear on all the workspaces then just right click 
over the title bar and go into the "options" sub-menu, in there there is a 
"omnipresent" option which works for each window sepparately, it doesn't work 
for menues at all.

> So its like i have 4 
> workspaces(from GWorkspace) inside workspace 1 of WindowMaker :/
> Also, they both seem to draw the desktop/background.

I don't use that functions on Workspace so it doesn't interfere with 
windowmaker (which handles themes better anyway).

> And what do you think of using AfterStep as a wm for GNUStep?

Haven't used it in a long time, it wasn't worth the bother back then (the only 
wm that comes close to the real thing -- NeXTstep/Openstep is windowmaker) and 
I don't think it has been improved.

René Berber

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