Ranting about the state of Python IDEs for Windows

Carlos Ribeiro carribeiro at gmail.com
Wed Sep 15 00:43:58 CEST 2004


On 14 Sep 2004 14:56:56 -0700, G. S. Hayes <sjdevnull at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Some window managers for Unix/X11 will allow you to group windows
> together and move/minimize/maximize/etc the windows as a group.  It's
> really nice for situations like this.  Virtual desktops can be useful
> for organization as well.
> 
> Maybe you could ask in comp.os.ms-windows (or a subgroup thereof) if
> anyone knows of similar software for your platform; I know that back
> in the days when I had to use windows on the desktop I was able to
> find software that gave me virtual desktops, focus follows mouse, and
> several other UI features I missed from Unix.

I've once installed a freeware app that supported virtual desktops in
Windows. It's useful, but it misses one feature of my wish list:
persistence, or the ability to restart working exactly when I left
things some time later.

To be properly implemented, persistence requires suport from the apps.
They must be well behaved as to allow the OS or the WM to save enough
info to have it restarted at the same point later. That's one of the
reasons why it is so difficult to implement properly.

-- 
Carlos Ribeiro
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