jeremyhu at berkeley.edu
Sat Dec 15 08:55:09 PST 2007
I think there are two things here, really... the short-term fix, and
the long-term fix. Right now, I think it's best to try to get a fix
that solves the problem as easily as we can without being too much of
an ugly hack.
For the long term, some people have suggested separate icons for each
X window. That is completely impractical at the server level, but if
we start putting that onto quartz-wm's shoulders it is theoretically
possible. I look at things like vmware fusion that create .app
bundles on the fly for windows applications, and I see that it is
possible... I'm just not very close to understanding how.
Additionally, the server needs a dock icon for now, since it is the
only way a user has to bring it to the foreground.
On Dec 15, 2007, at 07:59, Derek Fawcus wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 14, 2007 at 12:04:44PM -0800, Jeremy Huddleston wrote:
>> Well the one that "represents the X applications" *is* the X server.
> I realise that. I was asking 'does it help if we were to change
> 1) Have something else represent the X applications
> 2) Have a seperate program (maybe w/o an icon?) for the Xserver
> Then we have two ways in which things get started:
> 1) Automatic (no manual start of Xquartz, so no icon for it per-se)
> 2) Manual (so an actual Dock icon for the server, and the existing
> one for the 'Apps')
> The only reason I suggest this is that i've a vague memory of the
> server code playing games to fake out the Dock's view of which
> program is in the forground when an actual X appliation is running.
> Output by the Xserver when it's in the background would not be an
> the only difficulty is getting k/b input. One could simply have the
> 'X app program' feed such to the server say XTEST, or via some other
> back door channel.
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