I've written a pre-alpha clone of Esheep, which is "an amusing sheep that runs
around the windows desktop", so I have an X version that sort of trundles across
the tops of a few windows before falling off the screen and doing it all over
again. Its incredibly crap, but I want to check that CWOverrideRedirect is being
honoured among at least the current crop of window managers that are being used
by the majority of linux users.
So basically it wants to use an XShape window that shouldn't get a title bar, It
cannot be guaranteed that it doesn't get a title bar, but its likely, and it is
also very very likely that it will get placed automatically where it wants to
go without the windowmanager allowing the user to be manually consulted before
appearing on screen. I have a workaround for these conditions, but its horrific
in its nastiness and likelhood for being zapped by screen updates. So if the
biggy windowmanagers do the right thing then I'm happy, I know afterstep is a
goody, but I suspect that WindowMaker might create a dock icon, but im unsure, I
do have code tucked away somewhere to fix that if it occurs but with an override
window I might not have to use it. And as for what the kde, E and cde does ?
If anyone tries it out i'd like to know if
a) a title bar appeared
b) the user was allowed to place it before being mapped on screen (if you have
that kind of windowmanager setup)
c) something else truly weird occured.
I know it doesn't work very well yet, so standard bugs are excluded from this
err... feature test survey ?
sheep at http://www.csn.ul.ie/~caolan/publink/xsheep
Real Life: Caolan McNamara * Doing: MSc in HCI
Work: Caolan.McNamara at ul.ie * Phone: +353-86-8790257
URL: http://www.csn.ul.ie/~caolan * Sig: an oblique strategy
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