Bug 99044 - Preferences->Windows fails when WM is sawfish
Summary: Preferences->Windows fails when WM is sawfish
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sawfish
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
Blocks: 99036
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-07-12 16:49 UTC by Toralf
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:55 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-07-12 17:33:21 UTC

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Description Toralf 2003-07-12 16:49:48 UTC
Description of problem:
sawfish-ui is not started when I select Windows from Preferences Menu.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start sawfish window manger...
2. Select Preferences->Windows

Actual results:
Cannot start the preferences application for you window manager

Window manager "" has not registered a configuration tool

Expected results:
Config tool starts

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2003-07-12 17:33:21 UTC
Sawfish is provided on an "as-is" basis, the Windows control panel would display 
a Sawfish tool if Sawfish provided one. We don't do any active development 
work to enhance Sawfish, however, we only fix packaging issues with it and 
so forth.

Comment 2 Toralf 2003-07-12 17:43:16 UTC
Sawfish does provide a config tool, and installs an associated desktop file on
/usr/share/gnome/wm-properties/, but perhaps something else is needed these days?

Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2003-07-12 17:47:23 UTC
Yes, you have to hook up the backend for gnome-window-properties, essentially.
If you look at the gnome-window-properties source code it should be reasonably
clear what needs coding.

Comment 4 Toralf 2003-07-23 10:44:43 UTC
Seemes to be fixed in current CVS version of Sawfish.

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