[openbox] Dock Level?

Ben Jansens ben at orodu.net
Sun Nov 23 00:28:47 EST 2003

On Sat, Nov 22, 2003 at 09:16:23PM -0800, AthlonRob wrote:
> On Sat, 2003-11-22 at 21:05, Ben Jansens wrote:
> > 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 :)
> Dock apps obsoleted??  Say it ain't so?

It always was an ugly awful protocol. It assumes all sorts of nasty things
like a fixed 64x64 size. It breaks rules in the ICCCM. Need I go on? Much
nicer solutions abound.

> I really like my gkrellm dockapps.  And bbrun.  Would you elaborate on

Gkrellm works just fine without being a "dock app" now by making itself a
"dock type window". Its in the prefs for gkrellm2, and is more functional
and preferable in aboute every way imaginable :)

> how bonobo controls and kparts are obsoleting things, exactly?  I feel
> like I'm missing something somewhere.

(As well as the freedesktop.org systrem tray protocol) 

(Also, as well as simply making a window of "dock type" and so managed
properly by the window manager without being stuck into a slit)

By providing more robust solutions to the issue of persistant displays on
your screen :)

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