Re: [wmii] Re: snap: 20060705

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2006 17:13:02 -0400

On Thu, Jul 06, 2006 at 11:07:26PM +0200, Uriel wrote:
>On 7/6/06, Kris Maglione <> wrote:
>>On Thu, Jul 06, 2006 at 08:47:28PM +0400, Alexander Polakov wrote:
>> >That's very fine, I like Plan9 but it has too few apps. But do you think
>> >can really achieve the goal? I think it's rather difficult with X. And you
>> >mean I would be able to select "term" anywhere, click the mouse and see
>> >And what about plumber? And if ever wm supports it, apps (gtk,qt,x)
>> >Btw is there any apps behaving like Plan9ish (meaning they're snarfable)?
>>I think you misunderstand. The behavior of the WM and the apps distributed
>>with it (wmiimenu) are to behave much like Plan 9. You'll be able to plumb
>>word term and deal with it as you wish. Other apps, aside from the
>>ones, will not support Plan 9-ish behaviour, though you will (as you've
>>able to for some time) be able to select text in them and plumb it using
>>The point here, though, is to be able to snarf or plumb any text that the
>>gives you, including window titles, tags, and status information (or, where
>>appropriate, to edit it).
>Actually, having a Plumb action in the tag bar would allow plumbing
>even in apps that don't support it! all the Plumb action has to do is
>plumb the current X selection, and any X apps that sets the current
>selection will "just work". Of course this is not as convenient as
>right clicking inside acme, but in practice it is not very different
>from how plumbing works in rio windows.
Yes, that's what I meant when I said you could already do it. I have a plumb
button on my bar which runs: plumb `{wmiipsel}

Unfortunately, it still doesn't give other apps the regexps from lib/plumbing
(although I doubt wmii will have these either).

Kris Maglione
I will inform you soon later.
Received on Thu Jul 06 2006 - 23:13:34 UTC

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