Re: WM_CLASS purpose?

Vladimir A. Pavlov pv4 at
Mon Oct 29 21:24:29 PDT 2012

> >    For example, let's suppose I have a window manager
> >    somebox that has taskbar, dock, menus for starting
> >    applications/switching workspaces and configuration dialogs.
> >    What should be res_name/res_class for each of them?
> An X client should have a single name and class. You shouldn't use
> different values for different windows within a single client
> (however, it's possible for a single process to contain multiple
> clients by calling XtOpenApplication() multiple times; each "client"
> has a separate X connection and XtAppContext).

So, if _you_ write a window manager "somebox" what values would
you use for res_name and res_class in the above example?

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