Re: [wmii] Re: moving liblitz on

From: Denis Grelich <>
Date: Thu, 25 May 2006 20:29:29 +0200

On Thu, 25 May 2006 10:18:24 -0700
Uriel <> wrote:

> > > With richtext you need to arrange your layout in sane ways,
> > > that's the hard job. That's why I always told not bothering with
> > > such stuff. A fixed-font widget suffices.
> >
> > That also depends on how much richtext we allow.
> If you want to stay sane, you want zero "richtext".
> > If we only allow as
> > about much richtext as terminal emulators do, we don't need to
> > rearrange too much to cope with that, I suppose.
> And your widgets will suck about as much as any terminal emulator.
> > I thought terminals should die a bloody and painful death? That's at
> > least what they should do in my opinion. They are too restricted and
> > primitive in my eyes, and they make any sane text handling a mess.
> > (How many terminal emulators do you know that, for example, break
> > text correctly on resize?)
> That is because they don't handle text, they handle "richtext", I
> specially love it how cat-ing a binary file sends any typewriter
> emulator flying to outer space in a thousand pieces, got to love reset
> (1) (when it works.)

I'm not going to write a terminal emulator. That's not my primary
intent in anything I do. I bet you got your appartment is full of
crazy-coloured wallpapers from the 70ies, as you seem to be stuck in the
middle age of computing.


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