Re: [dev] [surf] port for gtk3

From: Calvin Morrison <>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2012 16:54:05 -0400

On 19 June 2012 16:39, Ruben Mikkonen <> wrote:
> 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?

Scrollbars are important visual indicators - but other widgets are
important, like checkboxes and such. though, it maybe be easy to hack
dmenu to do that as well...

I think it would be an interesting project
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