[dev] Re: [st] New feature idea

From: Christian Neukirchen <chneukirchen_AT_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2013 16:50:13 +0100

Raphaël Proust <raphlalou_AT_gmail.com> writes:

> On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 6:36 PM, Calvin Morrison <mutantturkey_AT_gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 29 March 2013 14:31, Nick <suckless-dev_AT_njw.me.uk> wrote:
>>> […]
>> While I find many of those features useless, some of them are plain
>> cool, and are innovative. Why are we stuck with a text terminal when
>> we aren't using a tty most of the time? Sure simple text modes should
>> always be supported but additional features are cool. I'd love to be
>> able do an easy ls and be able to see my picture previews, why not?
>> It' s not terribly complicated and it sure is useful.
> I also like the idea of not having a pure-text interaction with the
> computer, but Terminology is definitely pushing things too far. It's
> hard to have a good middle ground.
> Alternatively, you could set up plumber and have your terminal be as
> smart as acme: left-click on a .jpg/png/gif/whatever opens an image
> viewer. It separates the two concept (ls and preview) and is dead
> simple. Bonus points: because the two concepts are separate, you can
> have the plumbing rules independent of your terminal so you can set up
> different dispatching easily.

How does the plumber get hold of the current directory?

Christian Neukirchen  <chneukirchen_AT_gmail.com>  http://chneukirchen.org
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