[TxMt] Funny behaviour with Desktop Manager?

Tony Arnold tonyarnold at gmail.com
Sun Apr 3 20:45:48 UTC 2005

Hi Chris,

On 04/04/2005, at 5:06 AM, Chris Messina wrote:

> Tony Arnold wrote:
>> Sune/All,
>> On 03/04/2005, at 11:24 AM, Sune Foldager wrote:
>>> On 03-04-2005, at 01:23, Ollivier Robert wrote:
>>>> Yes but they are hacks you generally can't live without.  I  
>>>> can't  manage my
>>>> current configuration (15 or so iTerm windows, Mozilla, iTunes,   
>>>> X11 clients
>>>> and more) with Exposé, no way...
>>> You know... iTerm has tabs :-). That's what I use.. but ok I  
>>> rarely  have 15... ;-). In Tiger you will have to live without  
>>> desktop  managers.. at least for now, but maybe they'll have them  
>>> upgraded  by its release.
>> No, you shouldn't have to - I have DesktopManager working with a  
>> few  small patches. I'll submit them once Tiger is a little closer  
>> to  release.
> Yes, please do submit these patches! I'll be wanting to continue  
> using DM w/ Tiger and it doesn't look like anyone's maintaining it  
> anymore.
> Any thoughts on whether Virtue will work in Tiger?

I tried Virtue first - no, it's not completely working at this point.  
I don't imagine it would be incredibly hard to fix, I just haven't  
had the time yet.

However, a word of warning - both of these utilities (and a bunch of  
others) were using internal (private) APIs. Whilst I can't discuss  
specifics due to my NDA, it would be prudent to say neither of these  
utilities feature all of the visual niceties they possess under 10.3.

That's all I can really talk about, but I have contacted Rich Wareham  
(the developer of DesktopManager) - yes, he is still out there - just  
busy. He doesn't have a copy of Tiger, so he can't test DM himself  
yet - I'd imagine when/if he gets Tiger everything will be fixed (He  
was the one who originally decoded the CGSPrivate header I believe).

Now - back to topic, and where's beta 6? ;)


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