Re: 1.7.151: a small bugreport.

Frank R. Larsen (gobo@gimle.nu)
Fri, 05 Nov 1999 09:51:07 +0100


> 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.

To me, it seems that approach b seems to be the best choice. Smaller 
resource hogging and faster moving/resizing would definitely make it 
worth it. (And titlebars that are not the same size as the window sounds 
like a cool enhancement. :)

What compatibility issues besides BorderWidth would there be? (or is that 
a little hard to tell this early?)

FrankRL
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