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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
Heh. I took one look at XMMS and decided it was unusable precisely because of the application-managed decorations making it really non-intuitive. Consistency is important.
I'm not necessarily saying Wayland is wrong here but it is definitely something to keep on top of. Frozen unkillable windows is my biggest concern with this.
Wayland and Weston 1.0 released
Posted Nov 2, 2012 10:09 UTC (Fri) by intgr (subscriber, #39733)
This has already been solved in Wayland (or Weston, whatever). Whenever the toolkit pops up a new window, it can register a certain clickable area which acts as the "kill button" if the window isn't responding to events. Normally this area overlaps with the close button on the title bar.
Posted Nov 2, 2012 15:23 UTC (Fri) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Posted Nov 2, 2012 16:09 UTC (Fri) by intgr (subscriber, #39733)
As far as I understand, dragging (moving) windows will still work -- the draggable title bar is registered with a similar hint like the kill button. Window placement and moving is now exclusively the job of the compositor -- windows don't even receive move events and they may not have a well-defined position with respect to the screen any more, because the compositor is free to do anything with them.
But you're right, resizing windows will probably not work as it does in X11.
Posted Nov 2, 2012 20:30 UTC (Fri) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
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