Re: Bar going away? (was: Re: [wmii] Re: wmii-4 fs proposal/discussion)

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2006 03:30:49 -0400

On Mon, Jun 12, 2006 at 09:27:38AM +0200, Anselm R. Garbe wrote:
>On Mon, Jun 12, 2006 at 03:20:22AM -0400, Kris Maglione wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 12, 2006 at 03:17:22AM -0400, Kris Maglione wrote:
>> >On Mon, Jun 12, 2006 at 09:09:43AM +0200, Anselm R. Garbe wrote:
>> >>On Sun, Jun 11, 2006 at 03:26:56AM +0200, Uriel wrote:
>> >>>An external app could provide pretty much the current bar
>> >>>functionality if anyone wants it, something like winwatch(1) but for
>> >>>pages might make sense.
>> >>
>> >>The bar should be internal to prevent adding bunch of
>> >>synchronization complexity to not overlap the bar all the
>> >>time... Also, I doubt the sense of having a bar with a 9P
>> >>interface as external app, that would add also much complexity
>> >>which seems totally unnecessary. The bar-(re)internalization was
>> >>the correct decision. larswm, ion3, *box and many other WMs
>> >>using a bar prove that.
>> >There's also Fvwm with it's external... just about everything. They have
>> >to be started by fvwm, but they're separate processes. I'd use Fvwm before
>> >any blackbox derivative and possibly even before ion3.
>> Sorry, it's late. Anyway, the original post was about a patch. I think
>> uriel meant that it would make more sense to just write an external bar
>> than to write the patch. I happen to disagree and would more likely write
>> the patch than an external bar, mainly for the archetecture that's already
>> present in wmii.
>What's the problem with being /lbar editable, and /rbar like
>now? That is what I have in mind (because it makes no sense
>to allow status info being editable).
The change that uriel is talking about is making the bar one text string
that's split left/right at the first | with words prefixed with # being view
names and ones prefixed with * also being selected. He also wants to be able
to edit the time to change it. Don't try to argue with *me* over this, it's
uriel's argument not mine.

Kris Maglione
Yesterday's sensation is today's calibration and tomorrow's background. -Valentine Telegdi
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