Sugestions for AfterStep

Jeroen Asselman (
Fri, 07 May 1999 16:15:08 +0000

Hello all...

I have some suggestions for afterstep and wonder if they are

Dithering, something like windowmaker does. When using the gradient
option with AfterStep you can exactly see where one color goes into the
next color. WindowMaker uses some kind of ditering so you see one smooth
gradient. It just give a nicer look.

Modifiable borderwith of the startmenu,
Start module, window layout module so (a very small and stable?)
AfterStep only manages the modules. Adding features to differents
modules seems to me much easier than adding to one big file... All the
user input should of course be managed by AfterStep itself, and just
pass all the input it gots (even mouse movents (?) so we could make a
module to make a nicer mouse cursor) to the modules.

A respawn option? If a module crashes or exists which never should exit
(like a startmenu module) have it restarted immediatly again.

Clean up the todo list ... It looks like some things are already
finished and still on the todo list.

I would of course like to add these options myself if I could. However,
I don't know if the devellopers would like these extra thingies... And
second, (don't hit me) there is that little comment in most of the
sources I takes me a long time before I understand what happens (I once
wanted to make some modifications to the Animate module, and it took me
some hours before I finally could add the option I wanted ....). I
myself always try to add comments for at least every function and if
possible every line I program so someone who has never seen the program
should be able to read my comments to see what happens. I don't want to
learn the devellopers a lesson. (Ok, this is probably wasn't correct
English) I just want to make my point.

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