KDE 3.2 without Xinerama support

Stefan Gehn sgehn at gmx.net
Wed Jan 7 18:23:41 GMT 2004

On Mittwoch Januar 07 2004 18:56, George Staikos wrote:
>    As of today it has been declared that KDE 3.2 will ship without Xinerama
> support unless someone fixes it ASAP.  Right now KDE running on Xinerama is
> completely broken with windows showing up in all the wrong places with the
> wrong sizes.  I spent quite a bit of my time working on Xinerama support in
> KDE, including several new features in 3.2.  Meanwhile the basics were
> completely broken, I believe when kwin_iii was merged in.  I don't have

Exactly, I still don't get why kwin iii made it into HEAD, with kwin people 
asking questions like "What the hell does Show unmanaged windows on: mean in 
the kcm dialog" (from a cvs commit made by Lubos, I wrote a mail to him 
answering the question but got no reply) I doubt kwin will get usable soon 
(and thanks to these sloppy WM specs no other WM works together with KDE).

> time to fix it before 3.2 comes out, and probably not even soon after.  If
> anyone understands kwin_iii, it would really be nice if you could have a
> look and try to fix placement according to all the configuration options we
> have.
So where are the people working on kwin before kwin iii? Can't they help on 
getting this mess up on par with what we had before?

Btw, I still have a local change here fixing desktop icon positioning for my 
TwinView and probably other Xinerama setups as well (without the patch it 
didn't load save icon positions at all).

Bye, Stefan aka mETz
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