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Thursday, May 19th 2011, 7:14pm

How to reserve screen space / avoid window overlapping with Qt applications on Linux (X Window)

Hello,

I'm using Python to learn Qt4 (PyQt, PySide) and aim at producing Desktop Applications for Linux platform. As i wish to create dock / panel-like applications, i need to reserve screen-space for the application i am creating (by this i mean that maximizing windows should not overlap the application).
This should be possible i believe, by addressing the X Window system, according to standards on freedesktop.org. It is possible to do so with Gtk.
So far i found no documentation or hint as to how i can achieve this with Qt. Perhaps Qt does not have this function, in which case there should be a generic way to address X and tell it to reserve window space for the application.
Do you have any idea?

Thanks.
Benjamin