Antw.: client side decorations andre.knispel at
Sun May 8 09:27:15 PDT 2011

Of course it is server side decoration, but it eliminates its main problem.

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Von: "Bill Spitzak" <spitzak at>
Datum: So., Mai. 8, 2011 18:18
Betreff: Antw.: client side decorations
An: "andre.knispel at" <andre.knispel at>
Cc: <wayland-devel at>

On May 8, 2011, at 8:25 AM, andre.knispel at 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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