Re: [wmii] Plan9ish projects

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 10:54:01 +0100

On Fri, Jan 27, 2006 at 10:50:55AM +0100, Anselm R. Garbe wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 27, 2006 at 12:45:25PM +0800, Fernan Bolando wrote:
> > just a bunch of ramblings...
> > If anybody is going to write a replacement for X, Is it really his problem
> > to make all
> > those legacy apps to work? I think it would better to leave legacy apps to
> > handle the new X instead of the new X to handle legacy apps.
> That won't work as smaples like the Y Window System, Fresco,
> etc. already prove. A new windowing system like that one in OS X
> is only accepted by its constituency if it provides legacy app
> support. And Apple had OS 9 support since first OS X release,
> added legacy X support and also did Swing support which makes
> Swing apps look like OS X.

As a side note, one could also implement a new windowing system
on top of existing ones, which might provide great portability.
In such scenario it might have some chance, like Swing or that
one OpenOffice is based on, prove.


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