client side decorations

Kristian Høgsberg krh at
Fri May 6 14:28:02 PDT 2011

On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 3:14 PM, cat <zixon65 at> wrote:
>> "Window management policy" should also be client-side. I may not have been
>> clear about that. The wayland compositer almost NEVER moves or raises or
>> resizes a window. Clients do this in response to clicks or whatever. This
>> would have made it TRIVIAL to implement Gimp the way they intended, as at no
>> time would an image window raise above their toolbars, since they control
>> both of them.
> I wouldn't use wayland if thats the case, the kind of security risk this
> creates is massive. you could have clients that refuse to cooerate and
> always take up the entire screen, or worse, rendering your computer useless.
> also I never like muti window apps like the gimp, or openoffice. they draw
> your attention away from what your doing to rearrange these little windows,
> and what ever you do don't close them or would could spend the next hour
> trying to get them back. there sould always be central system for making
> windows behave or they won't

I don't know what window system you're currently using, but if you're
using X, hit Ctrl-Alt-Backspace now, because it has all the same

And you should go read my reply to Peng, because it applies to you too.


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