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

From: John Nowak <>
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2006 15:09:50 -0500

On Mar 7, 2006, at 5:42 AM, Anselm R. Garbe wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 06, 2006 at 10:09:43PM -0500, John Nowak wrote:
>> Let me sum it up like this:
>> OS X is like my desk in real life. Everything is kind of a mess, and
>> some things are under other things, but I know where everything is
>> exactly.
>> Wmii is like my desk, except that my girlfriend just organized
>> everything for me while I was in the bathroom. Everything is in a
>> straight line, there are no big piles, and she removed the box of
>> cookies (that I was still eating). Sure she does a good job, but it
>> gets tiresome having to relearn my desk every time I go to the
>> bathroom.
> That is a neat summary. But in contrast to your girl, wmii
> manages everything in a predictable way (at least in wmii-3 it
> should do so). That's the difference. And because it is
> predictable, you simply know where a window is. This is pretty
> much the same to the scenario you put specific windows always
> in the same place.

I will admit I used 2.5 up until a few days ago. I just installed
wmii-3 when an apt-get dist-upgrade hosed my linux partition (all I
have left is busybox). My comments were mostly aimed at 2.5. I will
give 3 a good shot ASAP.

- John

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