[openbox] An idea for program name.

Matt Michalowski mattmichalowski at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 7 02:15:12 EDT 2003

If you're writing an ebuild, you could probably take advantage of Gentoo 
Portage's 'SLOT' feature and have openbox2 co-exist with openbox3.

see http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gentoo-howto.xml for more details.

>From: Chandler Carruth <carrbc1 at wfu.edu>
>Reply-To: openbox at icculus.org
>To: Openbox Listserv <openbox at icculus.org>
>Subject: [openbox] An idea for program name.
>Date: 06 Aug 2003 23:56:24 -0400
>As openbox 3 is a completely new window manager, which you cannot simply
>"upgrade" to from openbox 2, could the program be called "openbox3" to
>allow for the easy co-existance of both versions? similarly, might the
>various OB3 directories be named "openbox3" to allow neat seperation of
>the data for the two fairly distinct window managers. I know that this
>would make life easier on me in doing two things:
>one, I would like to test OB3 without shutting down my OB2 X session and
>get it configured and working smoothly before switching to it in my main
>X session.
>two, I would like to write a "ebuild" for it for Gentoo Linux so that I
>can install it as part of my system, and maintain its version through
>that means. I would then also submit the ebuild so that other Gentoo
>users could download it, and install OB3 quickly and easily. However,
>that will not readily happen as long as it would replace OB2, and not
>smoothly co-exist.
>several other large projects have taken this approach to manage large
>version shifts without conflict. it, or something like it that
>accomplishes the same tasks, would be a welcome aspect to Openbox 3.
>-Chandler Carruth

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