Earlier today, from this Slashdot post, I became aware of the CSD Initiative, which, to my mind, is a needless “improvement” to the UI for the Linux desktop. When I see, listed as a goal, “No title bar”, well, my reaction is to say the least, less than positive.
I’m concerned, looking forward, what the impact will be for Fvwm as a Window Manager, and for Fvwm users. Will I need to become conversant with EWMH, and start including a bunch of Style statements in my config to ensure that GTK applications don’t disable the Title bar, and/or replace it with application widgets? Will Fvwm introduce a blanket config item which will enforce a system-wide ban on destructive changes to the window features, such as the Title area, and any other border/frame areas that the Gnome folks decide they need to mess with?
If this mess proceeds forward, will there be an issue with programs having widgets which will no longer display properly, unless the user/Window Manager allows intrusion into the window title area?