Three different tab implementations

Christian Loose christian.loose at
Fri Jan 31 21:22:09 GMT 2003

Am Freitag, 31. Januar 2003 21:51 schrieb Christoph Cullmann:
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> > Hi Christoph,
> >
> > I agree that not having the tab mode available under other WMs is a big
> > disadvantage of the WM approach. But the lib approach has the
> > disadvantage that you have to change every single app in order to provide
> > a tab mode, right?
> You will have to change every app for wm approach or lib, as atm the apps
> use their own stuff.

With "every app" I meant apps that don't provide a MDI mode right now like 
e.g. Cervisia.

> > Also the lib approach doesn't provide non-KDE apps with a tab mode like
> > the WM approach does.
> Yes, but only that the window manager can handle it won't help any non kde
> app really more than the kde lib, as they can't rely on features only
> possible in kwm, can they ?

Well, fluxbox and pwm can provide a tab mode to the apps without having to 
change somethings in those apps to use this feature. And I maybe we and the 
other WM developers can agree on a standard (NETWM?). I guess this would 
increase the chance that other WMs will provide this feature too.

> cu
> Christoph
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> Christoph Cullmann
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