[openbox] [RELEASE] Openbox 3.3.990 (3.4 preview release)

Dana Jansens danakj at orodu.net
Tue May 22 21:05:28 EDT 2007

On 5/22/07, Keith W <n4phth4 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/22/07, Dana Jansens <danakj at orodu.net> wrote:
> > Have you tried the 3.3.991 release? I'm not seeing anything weird with
> > gnome-panel's pager at least, but I remember there was some weirdness
> > at one point recently that was fixed. I'm not sure if that pager uses
> > libwnck but I think it does. Rox pager is a rather pain to get to work
> > apparently unless you use zeroconf :/
> >
> > Dana
> >
> Yes I'm using 3.3.991 on one machine, on which I also have fbpanel
> installed. fbpanel seemed to behave but I don't think it uses libwnck.
>  I'm not all that fond of fbpanel though.
> [I've only recently started using ROX-Pager and TaskTray, but I've
> never used zeroinstall (primarily because of firewall issues).  I grab
> source and build RPMs as needed, having given up on most distributions
> a long time ago and gone the Linux From Scratch way. :) ]
> Anyway, ROX-Filer has it's own flaw w/ the deiconifying thing and at
> this point it's safe to assume there's some disagreement between the
> latest openbox and libwnck.  Both the Pager and TaskTray use libwnck
> and they both have issues with this openbox release, whereas they do
> not w/ 3.3.1.  Perhaps there's a third libwnck pager/tray we could
> try....

Good news :)

It seems that I have tracked this down and found a way to fix it.
libwnck seems to be looking to see if the window's parent is unmapped
when you set the iconic state, or maybe it is listening for events on
the parent, i'm not sure. anyhow, by unmapping the parent containing
window with the client window, the gnome-panel pager (which is
libwnck) has started showing the right states.  This will be in the
next release. :)


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