tint2 and _NET_WM_ICON

Philip Newborough corenominal at corenominal.org
Fri Sep 18 19:31:19 CEST 2009

On Fri, 18 Sep 2009 11:36:22 +0200
Olivier Fourdan <fourdan at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 11:26 AM, Olivier Fourdan <fourdan at gmail.com>
> wrote: [...]
> > But thre request has no chance to be accepted, NET_WM_ICON has to be
> > set by the apps, not the window manager. Doing otherwise is 1) not
> > logic and 2) would introduce a race condition with the application
> > (whch is supposed to set the property on its window) - So fix the
> > app, do not break the window manager.
> Note that in that case the app that needs fixing in the application
> itself, not "tint2".
> I am really surprised that openbox does that, because it clearly
> introduces a race condition between the window manager and the
> application itself.
> 1) the app does not set an icon (for example some apps may change
> their icon depending on their status)
> 2) The WM forces a default icon by setting the property NET_WM_ICON
> itself 3) The app and the window manager may end up setting the same
> property at the same time => race cond.
> Cheers,
> Olivier.

Good stuff, thank you for taking the time to clarify.

 -- Philip

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