Re: [wmii] wmii-4 is dead?

From: Suraj N. Kurapati <>
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2006 12:05:59 -0700

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Jeremy Maitin-Shepard wrote:
> "Suraj N. Kurapati" <> writes:
>> Hello,
>> From what I've learned from regulars in IRC, wmii-4 development has
>> lost steam. Some say this was bound to happen because garbeam left
>> wmii-4 to pursue dwm. That's fine if you like dwm, but those of us
>> still dependent on wmii-3.1 are presently screwed because there
>> isn't a stable wmii-4 release yet.
>> In case wmii-4 is indeed dead, here is how I would salvage it:
>> 1. discard the editable tag-bars stuff
> I've already produced a patch to do this.
>> 2. discard the "keep stacking mode for this column but show more
>> than 1 client" stuff
> This hasn't been implemented anyway.
>> 3. add use of client ID numbers in the 9p file system, to avoid race
>> conditions (as previously discussed in the list)
> I've already done this. Note however, that the current fs code has a
> much worse race condition whereby invalid pointers may be referenced if
> a file stays open after the client or view to which it relates exists.
> I'm not entirely sure what the best way to fix this would be. The
> easiest might be to use reference counts and a "dead" flag on clients
> and views, and then just give an IO error if a filesystem operation is
> attempted on a file related to a dead client or view. Better ways to
> handle this problem don't necessarily fit well with a "filesystem
> model".

I vote for the IO error approach.

>> 4. restore swapping, because we cannot use wmii-2 style tiling
>> layout without it... heck! even dwm uses tiling layout ;-)
> Presumably this is very easy to do (several lines, which can be copied
> back from wmii-3); I myself don't really see a use case, but it seems
> that you have one.
>> 5. add ability to create empty views
> This is already possible with wmii-4, although an empty can only exist
> while it is current.

Yahoo! This is all so wonderful. :-)

Where can I obtain your patches Jeremy... or is this all a part of wmii-4 now?
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