Application management

Managing the application life cycle (starting and stopping applications) is achieved through the launcher service by way of the Persistent Publish/Subscribe (PPS) service.

Your window manager implementation must, at a minimum, do the following:

Your window manager needs to access the application IDs as well as any data associated with each of the applications. This application information is required to interact with the PPS object for starting and stopping applications.

Application information can be retrieved from various different means and depends on the design of your window manager. You can use anything from a simple configuration file to setting up your own PPS objects to track application information.

Note: For a more in-depth description of PPS, see the Persistent Publish/Subscribe Developer's Guide.