On Mon, Feb 05, 2001 at 02:30:03PM +0000, kevin lyda mentioned:
> are window managers required? must they have title bars? etc, etc...
They should; do it amiga/mac style though, to keep the one-app-on-screen
idea going - which is the way PDAs do/should work. A lot of X apps expect
a window manager to be there.
> again, several months ago jim getty had x down to an 800k footprint.
> besides you're talking about linux on a pda - that would include a
> vfs layer that seems overkill on a small machine too. heck, a net block
> device seems like superfluous fluff untill mad men decide to do insane
> things with it...
> > > why does x care about screen size? current x *clients* might have an
> > > issue at that size, but not x itself.
> > The X environment includes a window manager of some sort... have a look at
> > most of the conversations, and see that a window manager is superflous..
>> a) it doesn't need to.
> b) a wm doesn't need to include titlebars, etc. even twm can be
> configured without them, limiting it to window placement, and so on.
> and someone could even write a very basic wm that just does the bare
> minimum of icccm (or whatever it is these days) - a utility that might
> be of use for kiosks as well.
Indeed. A friend wrote one in 800 lines for a set top box. Not a big job.
But something needs to tell apps where to go, and when to remap.
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