Metacity patch causing some drama

Mark Doliner mark at
Mon Jul 14 18:46:22 EDT 2008

On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 3:37 PM, tunnel <technicull at> wrote:
> Thanks for clarifying Mark. I guess I did misread Casey's intent.  I will be
> happy to TRY and make the post, as you suggest, though I really don't even
> know quite how to approach it.  I guess I am still unclear why such a major
> change in existing behavior would await a lowly user like me to try and
> explain the problem to the Gnome folks.  Given the stature of yourself and
> other Pidgin developers, I would assume the issue might get a bit more of
> their mindshare if it came from you. But then maybe I am just a minority,
> and few people even use multiple Ubuntu workstations.

I don't know if I would describe it as such a major change in existing
behavior... I'm sure there are many people who don't even use multiple
desktops.  The difference in behavior might be clear, but whether that
difference is good or not is a much fuzzier issue.

I guess it would be a good idea for one of us to leave a note too
(Casey or Richard are more familiar with the issue than me), but it's
still important for developers to hear from users.  I don't expect
they would change the behavior if you were the only person leaving a
comment, but your comment combined with other users will give them an
idea of how people expect their window manager to behave.


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