Antw.: client side decorations andre.knispel at
Sun May 8 08:25:51 PDT 2011

As far as I can tell, the main problem with server side decoration is that applications cannot modify them and thus they create their own decoration. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
So why can't we enforce the WM to provide an API for modifying the decorations? If a WM wouldn't implement it, we'd use some default decoration for applications that need to use the API. Chrome could for example get a surface to draw its tabs from KWin, and KWin would ensure the tabs don't overlap with the buttons, etc.
I hope this wasn't proposed in the thousands of CSD posts before ;)


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Von: "Peng Huang" <shawn.p.huang at>
Datum: So., Mai. 8, 2011 04:58
Betreff: client side decorations
An: "Mike Paquette" <paquette.mj at>
Cc: "Kristian Høgsberg" <krh at>, "Sam Spilsbury" <smspillaz at>, "wayland" <wayland-devel at>, <maltee at>, "Bill Spitzak" <spitzak at>, "microcai" <microcai at>

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