client side decorations

Russell Shaw rjshaw at
Sat May 7 00:21:11 PDT 2011

On 07/05/11 05:14, cat 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

A bad gui is no different to a non-gui app with bad code.
Either fix it, fork it, or don't install it.

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