Ticket #1198 (new enhancement)
Opened 7 years ago
Expose necessary functions to set _NET_WM_STRUT_PARTIAL on a window
|Reported by:||guest||Owned by:||somebody|
|Component:||general (Gtk+, Glib)||Version:||0.11.0|
For the dock of Bluetile ( http://www.bluetile.org/ ) I used Gtk2Hs to create the GUI. That worked fine and I appreciate how straightforward Gtk2Hs made that for me.
However, I ran into problems when I tried to find a way how to set the _NET_WM_STRUT_PARTIAL property on my window which is intended to signal the window manager to reserve space at the edge of the screen for a window. This is very convenient for things like docks and in my case necessary for correct behaviour (see also http://standards.freedesktop.org/wm-spec/wm-spec-latest.html#id2552096 ).
I ended up creating a custom FFI binding to gdk_property_change. The code for that can be found in this repository: http://code.haskell.org/~jav/bluetile-backport/ The files bluetiledock/gdk_property_change_wrapper.c and bluetiledock/BluetileDock.hs are of interest.
To be able to get rid of this workaround in future versions, I would like to request that Gtk2Hs exposes the necessary functions and data types to make this possible without having to resort to FFI.
Best regards, Jan