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

Lubos Lunak l.lunak at suse.cz
Mon Feb 3 17:57:08 GMT 2003

On Monday 03 of February 2003 18:35, Waldo Bastian wrote:
> On Monday 03 February 2003 17:49, Neil Stevens wrote:
> The hard part is now to a) design a proper set of hints that allows to make
> the window manager the desired placement decision b) implement these hints
> in KWin so that it actually does that.

 c) decide if it's really the right way of doing it. But otherwise all you 
said is right.

> *) We already use the "class" attribute for grouping in the taskbar. Would
> it be possible to use this attribute for tab-based grouping as well?

 Largely unsufficient. WM_CLASS allows detecting the same type of application 
(i.e. 'xterm', 'konqueror'). There should be properties which allow 
identifying the app owning the window, so for the grouping there should be 
only(?) one more hint for the window group. But that's only sufficient for 
grouping same windows together, but not for having relations between 
different (groups of) windows, if that would be needed.

Lubos Lunak
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