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Re: GNOME Window Manager (fwd)

Is there a mailing list to discuss the founding of a GUI standardization

I realize it doesn't belong on this mailing list.... And, I also know
some others would like to start talking too!
Alfredo K. Kojima of Window Maker <kojima@windowmaker.org>  For one
would probably be interested in talking you someone, I have spoke to
him, and he is interested in hearing what's going to happen, so...

If a web site and private list is needed, I can try see what I can do to
get one going...  I by no means am in a position to have any
input...most of it is over my head.  But I would be willing to lend use
of my server for a good cause.

Obviously, this should be a private discussion (IMHO) between the people
of all major window managers
(KDE/GNOME/Enlightenment/WindowMaker/Afterstep/FVWM/etc..), and some
people at XFree86, some people at Berlin, and probably maybe XI and
commercial X shops.  At least until they can agree on some kind of
charter/list of goals.

So, who has been contaced by who so far, and were can we send people who
are qualified and interested? 

Again, sorry, I know this list isn't the place, but that's what I am
asking, where is the place to discuss it?
"Robert W. Current" <rob@current.nu> - email
http://www.current.nu                - personal web site
"Hey mister, turn it on, turn it up, and turn me loose." - Dwight Yoakam

Aaron wrote:
> I was deep in meditation when Waldo Bastian awoke me by saying:
> >
> > Inspired by the Gnome Spec, one of the KDE-developers is working hard to
> > get a KDE Window Mangager spec out as well. Although the two specs are
> > different in some areas, it should not be too hard to make a
> > window-manager
> > which is both Gnome- and KDE-aware. I expect that the most popular WMs
> > will have support for both in the not so far future.
> >
> That certainly is possible, but I don't think it solves the problem, which
> is at the application level. What would be really nice is if GNOME and
> KDE applications were interoperable. Otherwise we will have 2 (3 if you
> count GNUStep) environments with exclusive APIs. As an applications
> developer, I don't want to have to code the same stuff twice, one for
> GNOME interoperability and one for KDE (and in some cases, such as
> DnD, I probably couldn't if I wanted to). On the flip side, it would be
> a shame allow a single environment to become an exclusive standard, de facto
> or otherwise, because both seem to serve the communities who prefer them.
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