Re: [wmii] Idea to handle broken clients

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 18:35:15 +0200

On Tue, May 23, 2006 at 05:27:10PM +0200, Jonas Pfenniger wrote:
> Is it possible for an application to have sub-windows ? Is it possible
> to attach another application's window as a sub-window ?
> If yes, why not write a separate application that would handle broken
> apps inside itself ? You'd just have to start that application and tell
> what windows to subclass. All the ugly hacks could go into that app and
> leave wmii clutter-free while having the possibility to run those apps.
> Also, one wrapper could be launched to handle only dockapps, so that
> they are stacked together in a column.
> Sorry if it's noise, I don't know if this is possible.

Such app already exists. Run KDE in an Xnest ;)
However, I want that a window manager supports broken apps. That
was the drawback in ion1 and larswm, and this was one of the key
reasons I founded the wmi development.


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