XFWM: Hide titlebar when maximized

André Miranda andreldm1989 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 14 20:12:25 CET 2012

Just a thought...
What if the core components could load plugins just like xfce-panel?
Is that possible and feasible?

On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 2:00 PM, Olivier Fourdan <fourdan at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> Well, anyways, opening a new bug and posting the patch there is the
> only way to move forward. Hard to discuss the quality of a patch
> without seeing it. From the description in the original post, it looks
> like a quick hack and not suitable for inclusion upstream.
> As for adding new options, I understand that most user fail to
> understand why adding new options is a bad things, generally speaking.
> But what may seem at first thought as a simple, tiny change can
> quickly turn into a maintenance burden. And that burden is for me,
> getting worse as time is always an issue.
> The more options, the more code paths, and the less manageable the code
> becomes.
> Users come and go, the core remains, and then it's up to me (as a
> maintainer) to deal with it. So unless you come up and sign for a
> lifetime agreement to maintain your proposed patches for any
> forseeable future, I reserve the right to decide what's goes in and
> what's not.
> As a general comment, if xfce/xfwm4 is not for you, well, sorry, I
> appreciate your comments but I don't have time or inclination to
> accept all patches and implement all features people may think of. One
> of the Xfc ecore goals is to keep things simple, a difficult balance
> between useful features and bloat...
> But again, back to the topic, hard to discuss without seeing the
> patch. At first sight, it looks like maximization without borders, ie
> a lesser fullscreen of some sort. So please, first convince me that
> fullscreen is not what you want, prove me that an undecorated window
> can be unmaximized easily, that it works with all different types of
> windows, show me that it works with all possible existing options
> (maximization already has a decoration option, it should work in both
> case), then maybe, just maybe I'll consider the feature, assuming the
> code is correct.
>  All this belongs to bugzilla, as I said already.
> Thank for listening,
> Olivier.
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