Re: [dev] [surf] port for gtk3

From: Ruben Mikkonen <>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2012 23:39:45 +0300

Scroll bars are quite useless, since the data they contain is not
important (where in the page the view is), and using scroll bars to
actually scroll is just dumb.

For multiline text editing you can use another external program or
hack dmenu. I prefer the former, because I see no other use except a
browser for multiline text editing in dmenu.

Any other problems? I, in fact, am interested, though I am not sure if
I want to kill myself playing with WebKit.

On 6/19/12, Calvin Morrison <> wrote:
> On 19 June 2012 16:14, Ruben Mikkonen <> wrote:
>> No need to develop swk, since we already have dmenu, which I consider
>> the ultimate widget kit. A minute ago I added -n flag to disable it
>> outputting (eg. passwords), so it really can be used as a web
>> browser's widget kit.
>> Attached file is the trivial patch to disable outputting for dmenu-4.5.
>> On 6/19/12, pancake <> wrote:
>>> On 06/19/12 17:11, Calvin Morrison wrote:
>>>> All of that, to say - we cannot (and I don't think anyone does)
>>>> pretend that surf's underlying core doesn't suck - glib is a
>>>> nightmare to work with and Qt isn't much better. the whole g-blob is
>>>> terrible, but we wrap it up and pretend it is pretty. I sometimes wish
>>>> that there was a suckless widget set that worked well but only did
>>>> that - widgets. Then it would be fun to port webkit to that widget set
>>>> :-) ... anyway i'll stop tangenting.
>>> feel free to contribute ;)
>>>> Calvin
>>>> [0]
> But what does that have to do with things like implementing scroll
> bars, multiline text editing and other normal things?
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