Juergen Sawinski (
Thu, 19 Nov 1998 15:23:21 +0100 (MET)

What "MaximizeArea" should do:
If an app gets maximized it covers Wharf and WinList. If we could set
an area where apps get maximized, one could prevent this from
happening. (See for example kde, the taskbar does not get covered.)


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On Wed, 18 Nov 1998, Ethan wrote:

>On Tue, 17 Nov 1998 wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 16, 1998 at 12:04:50PM +0100, Juergen Sawinski wrote:
>> > Some things, I'd like to added in AfterStep:
>> > -"MaximizeArea": This could be added to "look" (I think you can guess
>> > what it would do)
>> > -Before closing an application through an exit signal which comes from
>> > afterstep (for example the quit-button in the window top frame),
>> > afterstep should do an "unmaximize". Why? 'Cause apps like netscape
>> > always store their geometry when quitting and reuse at next startup
>> > which bothers me a little bit.
>> Very interesting, I would like to see them included before 1.5.0 is out,
>> but I don't know whether this will be possible...
>AfterStep is now in a feature freeze - no new features will be added 
>before 1.5-final.  Even non-critical bugfixes have been put on hold so 
>we can release.  It's been too long since a "stable" release.  We'll be 
>switching to a linux kernel style versioning scheme, so the next version 
>will be 1.6 (stable) and 1.7 (devel).  Hopefully 1.6 will be released 
>next week, when the man page update has been finished, but no promises. :)
>Code additions have been put on hold in the meantime, but this doesn't 
>mean coding work has stopped; if you want to submit a patch, it's more 
>than welcome.  Also, any bug which causes AS to not compile, or to crash, 
>should be fixed ASAP - we want 1.5-final to be _very_ stable.
>BTW, what should "MaximizeArea" do? :)
>Ethan Fischer