Re: [wmii] Many wmiir processes when window name changes quickly

From: Chris Foster <>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2006 01:03:21 +1000

On Mon, Feb 27, 2006 at 02:22:02PM +0100, Anselm R. Garbe wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 26, 2006 at 02:27:02PM +1000, Chris Foster wrote:
> > I've "fixed" the problem by hacking the aqsis source to remove the title
> > update, but that's a little irritating. Does anyone know if this is a
> > wmii problem, or just another a case of a broken app? Aqsis uses FLTK
> > for the user interface... are there known problems with other FLTK apps?
> Would be interesting how wmii-current from hg tip performs without your hack,
> because it is using libixp(2) and the ugly spawning events on
> client-update have gone. The problem with frequently changing
> titles applications is, that for each title update in wmii-2.5.x
> around 3 processes are forked (two of them open old-style IXP connections).
> Thus this is a bad bad bottleneck. Thus I recommend trying hg
> tip if the issue is handled better by now.

I've finally had time to installed the latest snap (wmii-20060308) and
I must say that I'm impressed by the new features.

Some issues remain with the non-hacked version of aqsis however.
Although it's far better than before, wmii still stops responding to
keystrokes during the window title updates. Does a window title change
get processed by the event loop in wmiirc? If so I guess I'm not
surprised & I could see how using a faster interpreter than bash would
fix the problem...

Also: a quick comment on the stack layout. If I open a bunch of
terminals in a stack, go to the "bottom" one and close it, I end up in
the top terminal. This seems rather non-intuitive to me. I'd expect to
end up in a terminal adjacent to the one I've just closed. (Actually,
the same complaint applies to the equal layout as well.)

As usual, thanks for the great work.
~Chris F.
Received on Wed Mar 08 2006 - 16:03:32 UTC

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