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Re: Desktop as transient window

The important thing is that we can tie a dialog back to context for
the user -- we really want it on DEs like GNOME, and I've heard that
KDE wants to get rid of transient-less dialogs as well, since they can
just randomly show up to the user. When it's attached to a transient,
then we raise the application along with it.

Out of curiosity, since I'm not aware of OS X, what's the issue with
using transient-parents there?

On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 10:01 AM, Paul Davis <paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 12:57 PM, Jasper St. Pierre
> <jstpierre@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi Paul,
>> In recent GTK+ versions, GtkDialog emits a warning when it is mapped
>> without a parent, saying that it is discouraged. See
>> https://git.gnome.org/browse/gtk+/tree/gtk/gtkdialog.c#n776
> I should my mouth/fingers closed/still when GTK3 is on the table.
> Sorry for the noise. This warning seems unfortunate though. GtkDialog
> is a useful class and doesn't inherently need a parent. Does it?
> Using transient-parent on OS X is a very bad idea, and it really buys
> nothing with tiled WM's either. It is very regrettable that X (and its
> successors) have not implemented a more sophisticated app-centric
> window layering model.

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