Re: 1.7.151: a small bugreport.

Martin DiViaio (
Sat, 06 Nov 1999 09:08:35 -0500

I agree with the people who think AS should use as few resources as
possible. So I think option B on that note alone is the best idea.

--- BUT ---

I have one question about option B: Wouldn't this option cause problems
with programs that keep track of their geometry on their own and can use
different gemoetries? (i.e. Netscape) wrote:
> Now there are two directions in which we could go from here:
> a) bring back double reparenting - safe but ugly way
> b) get rid of frame window altogether, have titlebar and sidebar to be
> children of the root window.
> Now I'd like to ask for opinions of community here. Here are Pros and Cons
> of both approaches:
> a)  Cons: Higher resource usage, more complicated and slower code.
>       Pros: 100% compatibility with older versions of AS.
> b)  Cons: it will not be possible to surround whole frame with the border -
>     BorderWidth setting of database will be applyed only for app window border -
>     all the frame decorations will be excluded from it; Implementation will take
> programming
>     effort, but I'll go for it.;
>    Pros: smaller resource utilization, faster moving/resizing ( maybe
> unnoticeble :) ;
>     makes possible future expansion in direction of titlebars being
> smaller/bigger then window size,
>    and titlebars placed anywhere.
> I don't want to make decision myself so I'll be looking for responces:)
> Maybe one of our disappeared gurus will comment on it also ?
> >Frank R Larsen,
> Sasha