[openbox] Dock Level?
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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