Re: gnome compliance

Chris Lee (chris@elfhame.net)
Thu, 01 Aug 2002 05:19:01 -0500



On Wed, 31 Jul 2002 16:46:05 +0200, Remco Rijnders said:

> 
>  
>  
>  On Wednesday 31 July 2002 16:19, you wrote:
>  > On Mon, 2002-07-22 at 09:06, Gene Imes wrote:
>  > > I am using Gentoo Linux with gnome2. I have tried most of the window
>  > > managers but AS wins. Maybe it is because I have been using it for
>  > > years and have some familiarity with it that make it easier to
>  > > configure for me. I don't use any of the ancillary programs in AS
>  > > like wharf etc. I just like to put my own buttons on the title bar
>  > > and the flexible focus options.
>  > >
>  > > It would be nice to have 100% gnome compliance to make it easier to
>  > > use, after all isn't that the function of a window manager, ease of
>  > > use?
>  > >
>  > > Also a graphical configurator is a necessity. Easy configuration
>  > > would make AS great.
>  >
>  > Are there any developers on this list who can answer these questions?
>  
>  I'm not an AS developer, but I can offer perhaps a word or two.
>  
>  First of all, I'm glad you like afterstep... I love it too :) The
>  afterstep webpage mentions Gnome compliance. From the afterstep FAQ:
>  
>  "1.7 Is AfterStep 1.8 GNOME and/or KDE compliant?
>  
>  As of version 1.7.59 AfterStep has been GNOME compliant through the Gnome
>  module. It is not perfect yet, but near-100% compliance is on the way."
>  
>  It's been some time since the FAQ has been updated, but have you tried
>  using the Gnome module mentioned yet? If since  the Gnome module was last
>  worked on the specifications for gnome have changed (gnome2) then someone
>  would have to step forward to work on updating this module. As far as I
>  know it is currently not under active development.
>  
>  As for a graphical configurator, that has been a long outstanding wish.
>  As afterstep development has been largely in the hand of one person in
>  recent times and since there are only so many hours in a day development
>  on it has been slow. It remains an outstanding wish though and someone
>  has stepped forward to express the desire to start working on this
>  (LabMonkey in #afterstep on irc.openprojects.net).
>  

Monkey who? What?  I have no idea what you're talking about. ^_^


>  Kind regards,
>  
>  Remco Rijnders
>  
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peace,
Chris -- a.k.a. LabMonkey
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