Re: [wmii] snap: 20060309

From: Uriel <>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2006 20:04:56 +0100

On 3/9/06, Anselm R. Garbe <> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 09, 2006 at 06:55:04PM +0100, Anselm R. Garbe wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 09, 2006 at 05:27:12PM +0100, Uriel wrote:
> > > Of course I do mean inside the wmifs, just like /mnt/plumb/rules,
> > > xprop output totally sucks, what wmii should provide is a way to setup
> > > a convenient set of rules.
> >
> > I really hope you're not kidding, because that sounds totally
> > insane. Sure, xprops output sucks, but I don't care. Also wmii
> [...]
> Remark, and don't forget that the external mechanism also
> provides possibilities would never be able to achieve with some
> internal rule file. If you use plan9port you could setup the
> plumber to write the tags. I really can't understand why you
> propose inventing square wheels after all your great ideas.
And you forget that the purpose of wheels is not to be perfect theoretical
circumferences up to the atomic level, but to help you get from one
place to another, and that for that things like traction and slippage
are god damn important. A rigid wheel of diamond that was a perfect
circle would certainly much
worse than a square wheel made of wood.

Anyway, as I mentioned in my other email, you obviously completely
missed the point, that of course tags should be able to be changed on
the fly by directly
writing to the tag file, but that is certainly not a convenient way to
initialize the tag
values (which is what should end up setting the tags 99% of the time),
if we require users to explicitly set tags all the time, the whole
scheme becomes pointless and more trouble than anything else.

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