Re: [wmii] Session saving

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2005 22:25:40 +0100

On Sun, Dec 04, 2005 at 06:20:28PM +0100, Arktik wrote:
> i don't know whether i have to write english or german, i'll try both:
> I like wmii but i need session saving what means that wmii has to remember and
> restore the frames, the layout and open programms from the previous session.
> How can I achieve this? FAQ, manpage and the Homepage were not helpful.
> Thanks!

We don't support restoring static sessions that way (due to
massive lacks of information about windows and processes in X).
We support the other way around. Use last snap and extend wmirc
with some lines to startup your sessions. Just create as many
pages and run the clients you want in the specific page. You'll
need to customize the things with several sleep commands.

I plan a FIFO-heuristic for starting clients in specific pages
till tonight's or tomorrow's snap, which means that if you start
a client in a specific /wm/page/X/ctl file, wmii will let appear
the next window in this page. X doesn't supports information
about which process is associated to which window, thus we're
lost. Alse sessions like you request won't work if clients are
run on a remote box over the network.

But personally I have to admit that there is a great way in
Linux for session handling. I got my new T43 notebook this week
and enjoy the suspend to disk feature a lot, which is actually
the session management you request. I recommend it also for
desktop boxes, if you get it working.


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