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

Dylan Beaudette dylan.beaudette at gmail.com
Thu Dec 20 20:43:02 EST 2007

On Thursday 20 December 2007, Glynn Clements wrote:
> 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:
> http://calypso.tux.org/pipermail/xemacs-beta/2006-May/thread.html
> Both fluxbox and metacity are identified as failing to handle that one
> correctly; I never had any trouble with FVWM.

On the topic of light-weight WMs how about XFCE ? I switched from KDE to it 
about a year ago and have never looked back.


Dylan Beaudette
Soil Resource Laboratory
University of California at Davis

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