KDE 3.2 without Xinerama support
l.lunak at suse.cz
Thu Jan 8 12:43:36 GMT 2004
On Wednesday 07 of January 2004 19:23, Stefan Gehn wrote:
> 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
So after about 4 months, you suddenly realized that kwin is not usable?
> (and thanks to these sloppy WM specs no other WM works together with KDE).
I see. So when I'm testing something temporarily with Metacity or FVWM, they
actually don't work, they're just trying to trick me. Sure, there may be
possibly a small problem here or there, but that can be fixed if pointed out,
and anything that has decent support for the spec should work.
> > 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?
I'm not sure where are they now, but I know quite sure where are they not
now: They're not working on KWin. And if you think working on this "mess" is
so simple, feel free to try it. You could get somewhat skilled at it after a
year or two maybe.
> 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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