Author Topic: Matchbox compaired to QTopia for Zaurus ?  (Read 1011 times)

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Matchbox compaired to QTopia for Zaurus ?
« on: December 10, 2003, 04:07:00 pm »
I just read some articles on Matchbox for the Zaurus PDA.  I was wondering if anyone with more indepth experience with linux and pda\'s had any suggestions, comments, complaints, lies, rumors, stories...concerning Matchbox as a possible gui for the zaurus

http://handhelds.org/~mallum/matchbox/
http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT5966737838.html

just some reference sites i read up on the subject.

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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2003, 04:26:17 pm »
You can\'t compare that. Matchbox is a window manager while Qtopia is a window manager + a set of PIM applications and a small GUI toolkit.
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2003, 04:40:42 pm »
window manager and GUI, wouldnt a window manager serve as a GUI much like window maker and gnome ?

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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2003, 04:49:35 pm »
Not necessarily. A window manager manages opening, closing, minimizing etc., plus decorations (title bar & frame). What happens inside the window frame is not window manager\'s business.

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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2003, 05:00:05 pm »
i think i understand what you are explaining...so qtopia is like red hat, a package of software, including a gui such as gnome or kde,  and matchbox is just the gui or window manager like gnome or kde, so you would still have to load the software that is included with the qtopia ?  am i getting that correct ?

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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2003, 05:24:57 pm »
No Matchbox is a window manager like metacity or kwm qtopia is more like gnome wm toolkit and apps

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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2003, 05:30:50 pm »
if only they had a slackware for zuarus with window maker

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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2003, 05:49:50 pm »
That said, matchbox works fine, though I\'m not too sure about the docking system which it uses to place \'things\' on the taskbar, I\'d like to see running apps there, rather than random docked icons (like a clock, processor usage, etc.). I assume that a running process dock item is available, I just never had time to find it.

The screenshots which you saw were of GPE (which is more like the Opie apps and settings suite) which is nice (pretty) but still behind the opie apps in terms of functionality (and most important of all) syncing.


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