[openbox] Dock Level?

Ben Jansens ben at orodu.net
Sun Nov 23 00:05:41 EST 2003

On Fri, Nov 21, 2003 at 11:52:25PM +0000, corey at streamreel.net wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 22, 2003 at 03:30:59AM -0500, Ben Jansens wrote:
> > On Fri, Nov 21, 2003 at 10:10:25PM -0800, AthlonRob wrote:
> <snip>
> > Eh the dock sucks anyways it should be a separate app :)
> > 
> +1
> Openbox won't manage backgrounds, but it's decided to manage docks?  
> Aha! 
> So it *isn't* just a _window_ manager... it's also a _dock_ manager,
> but yet people seem a little put out when someone requests or suggest
> that maybe it take over the simple extra feature of background mngmt.

Plenty of applications exist to handle your wallpaper. There really isn't a
good 3rd party solution for dock apps.

> Is this a case of identity crisis? Should the dock app management be 
> a separate independent component of openbox? Or do we make arbitrary

Yes it should.

> decisions as to when openbox box is a pure window manager, and when 
> it does other stuff as well?

Yes I do.

It was pretty much a hacked in favour for Mikachu. I tried doing it in a
separate app but seeing as dock apps are pretty obsoleted by bonobo
controls and/or kparts, etc, I didn't feel like wasting the effort.
Internalizing it was easier. If you dislike it I can provide a patch to
remove the dock from the WM fairly easily :)

> I'm just wondering - maybe there should be a small description/statment
> of exactly what openbox is and what it isn't/won't be. 

A Window Manager I wrote. :P I don't really have more than that, nor do I
feel that I need more at this time.

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