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

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2006 16:55:30 +0100

On Thu, Mar 09, 2006 at 01:03:21AM +1000, Chris Foster wrote:
> 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...

I'm pretty surprised, because latest snap does not write the
client title to the bar anymore. hmm, seems to be a bottleneck
in the application then which makes much traffic I expect.

> 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.)

Thanks for the hint. Will be fixed later.


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