WM managed MDI (was Re: Three different tab implementations)

Alexander Kellett lypanov at kde.org
Mon Feb 3 15:31:27 GMT 2003

On Mon, Feb 03, 2003 at 01:55:38PM +0100, Lubos Lunak wrote:
> Hmm, I think I could list more disadvantages if I tried harder, but I'm having 
> problems finding some (good) advantage of the WM approach when comparing it 
> to the lib solution, if the lib would allow undocking a tab as a standalone 
> window, and docking it back (only in the same app obviously). Ok, besides 
> being theoretically a nicer cleaner blah blah solution. Somebody help me :).

The other main problem with lib approach 
was its inability to provide the taskbar 
with info on the tabs, though i'm sure 
some extension could be made to make
to do just this.

In any case, I think your point about
the number of kwin devels is most important.
Its very unlikely from what I currently
see that such a wm based implementation 
would be done for 3.2.


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            one tenth the size of another open source renderer"
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