Detect window manager using KWindowSystem

Martin Gräßlin mgraesslin at
Sun Oct 19 14:08:51 BST 2014

On Saturday 18 October 2014 15:34:53 Thomas Lübking wrote:
> You MUST check the hinted support window anyway, because if the WM was
> killed -9 or -11 it will unlikely (in case of -9 "no way") have withdrawn
> any root property and your findings based upon this data alone would be
> wrong.
> There's no convenience function for that in KWindowSystem, is there?
> (I don't see it)

I just looked at the API as well and also cannot see a convenience function. 
Might be worth adding it:

bool NETRootInfo::isCompliantWindowManagerRunning() const?

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