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Re: Desktop normalization

On Mon, 23 Nov 1998, Alan Cox wrote:

> > > An API to access either Gnome or KDE desktop strikes me as beyond the
> > > scope of the LSB.
> > 
> > 1. How about *generic desktop API*. 2. If there is any reason for LSB, it
> > is desktop. 

> KDE is outside of any LSB work.

Favoring any particular solution is definitely dangerous. 

> Secondly the LSB exists to standardise neccessary interfaces. For commercial
> X11 apps right now that means Motif/Xaw/Xlib. 

> All that is needed other than that is a standard way to interface to "add
> this to rootmenu/toolbar" that can be used to update _all_ window manager
> data from fvwm to enlightenment as well as kde/gnome.

That's what I mean. *All* of them. What users (I think) would love to see
is to have particular layout of their menus, settings, etc.  transferred
as seamlessly as possible to another wm when they decide to give it a try.

 Marcin Krol

Hiroshima 45                   Tschernobyl 86                      Windows 95

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