Re: [dev] Problem starting wmii with fresh ruby github wmiirc

From: Armando Di Cianno <>
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2010 21:04:49 -0500

Yeah -- pretty much what I expected: no surprises under Gentoo.
Sunaku's github wmiirc setup works with out-of-the-box WMII 3.9.2.

... now if I could only figure out why Ruby 1.9.2 is constantly at
around 50% CPU utilization ... blech! ;-)

Thanks for the help,

On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 2:18 PM, Armando Di Cianno <> wrote:
> ATM I have a shiny new comp, so i'm in a "I have a hammer, and
> everything looks like a nail"-situation. I'm going to reinstall
> Gentoo, as I'd like to get a Linux distro and WMII installed, to be
> productive (suddenly realized I wasn't in the mood to learn
> Ubuntu/Debian). When I get to the WMII install, if the issue with
> 3.9.2 disappears, or is resolved by using hg tip, I'll post my results
> here.
> Thanks, and cheers,
> __armando
> On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 11:38 AM, Kris Maglione <> wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 11:31:27AM -0500, Armando Di Cianno wrote:
>>> I have a fresh Ubuntu 10.10 install, and compiled and installed the
>>> tarball of wmii 3.9.2 via 'make deb' and dpkg.
>>> When using the default sh wmiirc, I have to manually set WMII_CONFPATH
>>> to ~/.wmii, or it tries writing to "/.wmii/foo". I set this in my
>>> ~/.bashrc, which does make it into my environment
>>> I followed sunaku's directions on the github wmiirc ruby page. I've
>>> used wmii on gentoo before, but wanted to get a setup going on Ubuntu
>>> before I started before modding stuff. However, while the window
>>> manager is running and managing windows, I don't get the menu. I've
>>> installed 'suckless-tools' package as well, in case it was trying to
>>> use dmenu.
>>> I thought that (for the same reason as WMII_CONFPATH) I might have to
>>> define WMII_NAMESPACE explicitly, but that doesn't seem to help.
>>> So ... help! Ideas?
>> I can't say for certain, but I believe that the version of Suraj's wmiirc on
>> github is currently compatible with wmii-hg rather than the 3.9 release.
>> --
>> Kris Maglione
>> Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad
>> judgement.
>>        --Fred Brooks
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