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

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 13:49:59 +0100

On Fri, Feb 24, 2006 at 12:51:40PM +0100, Nico Golde wrote:
> What about all old arguments like rc is much faster because
> its statical linked etc.? I mean what was the exact reason,

Those arguments are still valid, but the issue is lesser
important now due the new /event-driven mechanism, which makes
double-forks for each shortcut/click obsolete. And most calls
are wmiir calls still, and wmiir is statically linked.

> why its bad to depend on it? I mean sure more people will

The bad side about 9base is, that it duplicates work which is
already done by Russ, though plan9port does contain much more
stuff. But I will help Russ to modularize things in plan9port,
that we don't make changes in two places (or forks).
On the other hand, many people won't install plan9port because
it is somewhat too fat (20MB source code), thus the rc scripts
as an option, maybe with ready-to-go interaction/integration
into p9p and plumber, and other tools, as an extra/ option
should be the way to go.

Isn't that reason enough?


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