Re: [wmii] summary of some #wmii talk on 2006-03-02

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2006 14:05:50 +0100

See the other mail as well, to summarize, the 'problem' is, that
column allows more or less columns than 2, and the larsWM
concept does not scale well to more than 2 columns without
getting into corner cases as mentioned in the other mail.
On the other hand, your points here are not wrong, if they are
simply based on your impression by larsWM or tiled layout in
2.5.x. But column layout is rather more flexible (thus complex)
then the 2-track concept.


On Fri, Mar 03, 2006 at 01:57:54PM +0100, Uriel wrote:
> To be honest, I don't understand what the hell you are talking about
> (and why do you keep bringing up maxed clients? uhu? that is totally
> irrelevant and should work the same)
> It is _very_ simple:
> When a new client comes up, the exclusive bit allows the wm to do _the
> right thing_ right away: user interaction 0.
> When all the clients in a column are gone, it allows the wm to do the
> right thing: user interaction 0.
> The exclusive flag rules are simple, clearly defined, and avoid lots
> of tedious work to the user. So what is the problem?!? (Aside of the
> col size preservation, which is certainly not a common case, and that
> can be easily handled, and which is a non-issue because growing of
> cols should be easy anyway)
> As for simplicity, the model without exclusive flag requires: two
> extra operations (create/delete col) and an extra bar that wastes
> space, and makes user interaction much more tedious. So it is clearly
> more complex.
> Also it allows larswm-style layout management, which is the simplest
> possible dynamic layout (of course larswm-layout has never been
> properly implemented in any wmii version, which IMHO is really sad
> because it's not hard at all)
> uriel

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