Re: [dev] merp is a loneliness mitigation device written in python and Tk

From: Ethan Grammatikidis <>
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 20:24:45 +0100

On 13 Jul 2010, at 18:33, Uriel wrote:

> The ircfs site t is up now:
> ircfs is great, and its gui is great too, and mjl is a great hacker.

I have some trouble taking any Inferno GUI seriously when its
clipboard won't communicate with the host. The only means of cutting,
copying, or pasting is a menu, which I shouldn't need to say is far
worse than key-bindings. No way to copy from some apps (e.g. wm/man)
is another nasty. That said, plumbing URLs could be nice. It saves
coding link detection into the client, at least.

Also, after putting Inferno into full-screen mode, how do you get it

> And does the world really need yet another python irc client? And I'm
> not sure what makes merp particularly 'suckless' (whatever anything
> written in Python can be 'suckless' is very questionable).
> But I do praise the choice of Tk for the gui.
> uriel
> On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 4:24 PM, hiro <> wrote:
>> The old wmii community probably knows that one well enough, but for
>> all the others I'd like to promote ircfs from Mechiel Lukkien. It
>> runs
>> on inferno and includes a 9p server and tk client.
>> Sadly his site is currently down, but here's a paper from him:
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