Re: [wmii] removing 9base dependency, depending on plan9port as option, switching back to sh?

From: Steffen Liebergeld <>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 12:30:54 +0100

On Fri, 24 Feb 2006 12:11:33 +0100, "Anselm R. Garbe" <> said:
[sh instead of rc, no plan9 required]
> The only requirement is, that it is sh and not bash, thus it should
> work well with ksh, sh (BSD), and bash, which means, only use the sh
> subset - like we had it once in wmii-2.

> What do you think? I'm convinced that is the better way, to spread
> out wmii-3.

It is okay for me.

I'm having some performance issues anyways (also with rc). I' m
working on a PC I don't own, with few ram and a home-dir thats on
nfs. The nfs server has very poor performance, and sometimes stops
responding for seconds. The thing is: evertime one wants to change
windows or do something else, it touches the nfs-share and stops
responding. It got worse, so i even switched back to one of the bad
WMs which -because they are only one program- stay in memory and stay

I know, that this is one withdraw of the (good) design, and there is
not much to improve this (the only idea i had was to write some
program which stays in memory and do all the tasks the shell-scripts
would do - but thats ugly).

> PS: Yes, and reinventing wheels is bad.

Sometimes it is better to stop riding, when you notice your horse is
dead. (The germans know the proper saying).

Microsoft is simply one example of a proprietary software developer, a
software developer that tries to subjugate users to keep them divided
and helpless. -- Richard M. Stallman
Received on Fri Feb 24 2006 - 12:31:30 UTC

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