[GRASS-dev] things to do before the 6.3.0 release

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Thu Dec 20 21:26:13 EST 2007

Hamish wrote:

> [*] d.resize: I've given up on bloaty dumbed-down GNOME and never liked
> the look of KDE, so I've gone back to using the fluxbox WM. There xmons
> can not be resized by dragging on a corner for some reason. I've never
> noticed this for any other X app, which makes me wonder if it is xmon
> specific after all. We discussed this some time ago:
>   http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gis.grass.devel/8709/
> but this is another matter, and rather low priority.

It's a WM bug, but one which isn't likely to affect applications other
than XDRIVER. Most X applications either never set size hints or
always them. XDRIVER only sets them while a client is running.

For another example of WMs failing to handle non-trivial use of size
hints, see the "xemacs trouble maximizing window" thread(s) at:


Both fluxbox and metacity are identified as failing to handle that one
correctly; I never had any trouble with FVWM.

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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