Antw.: client side decorations
spitzak at gmail.com
Sun May 8 09:18:45 PDT 2011
On May 8, 2011, at 8:25 AM, andre.knispel at gmx.de wrote:
> 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 ;)
No. What you are describing *IS* server-side decorations. I fully
agree with the majority here that client-side is the way to go.
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