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Oh and wait, in Windows 7 I actually *can* do it, seems that MS after many many years finally fixed that one.
But the people working on Wayland have said they've already thought about possible solutions to these problems. So why not wait and see what happens?
And if we have to talk about the lowering of expectations, I've been a Linux user for many years and if it has taught me anything it is not to have too many expectations and lots of patience.
LFCS 2012: X and Wayland
Posted Apr 16, 2012 23:15 UTC (Mon) by BenHutchings (subscriber, #37955)
Windows had the compatibility problem that the window manager used to be just a library that would run in the client processes. While most clients would just pass mouse clicks on the decorations into the default message handler, some of them relied on being notified in advance of any change to their window and being able to override it. Changing that ran the risk of breaking applications.
X applications don't assume they can have this control, and Wayland application won't be able to do so either. Being responsible for rendering decorations doesn't mean becoming the window manager, though certainly lack of visible feedback to window decorations is a pain.
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