No, such plans do not exist.
Vip 8 has shifted from a traditional MDI layout management to a "workspace" layout management.
- The windows snaps into a grid (the grid is invisible and quite fine grained)
- They will not be able to move outside the work area (so the task/application window will not have scroll bars)
- They will retain their position when closed and reopened
- They will retain their relative size/position when the task/application window is resized
- They cannot be maximized or minimized
The purpose of all this is that you arrange your windows in a layout that is suitable for you, and then use that layout "always".
The IDE keeps track of two different layouts
- one for non-debugging and
- one for debugging (where you work with an additional set of windows that will also have to fit into they layout)
I believe the idea works best for those people that enjoy working with a "single" editor window (Window -> Lock All Editor Windows together
). I work like that and then I have Notepad++ (and TextPad) bound as Tools (Tools -> Configure Tools...) so that I can also open files in an external "floating" editor window.
Notepad++ should be configured with these attributes: $(file) -n$(line) -c$(column)
TextPad with these: $(file)($(line),$(column))
Anyways, the "workspace" idea is in conflict with dramatic rearrange actions like cascading, etc. Therefore there are no plans of reintroducing those operations.