Re: [wmii] Preparations for 3.5

From: Andy Gimblett <>
Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2006 18:38:23 +0000

On Fri, Nov 03, 2006 at 10:35:26AM -0800, Suraj N. Kurapati wrote:
> Anselm R. Garbe wrote:
> > I think a 9P interface is too exeggerated for the
> > purpose of a window manager. To keep the same flexibility but
> > with a much simplier approach, you could think about defining a
> > command interface which is read from stdin and special results
> > written to stdout.
> The technology used to implement the remote-control interface will
> change (standard pipe instead of 9P). However, will the same level
> of remote-control functionality be kept?
> I don't want to have /less/ ability of manipulating clients, views,
> etc. than before.

Indeed. And it's not just about control - it's also about reading
state (not just "special results", whatever they are). For this
purpose, the current system seems to work rather well.

Andy Gimblett
Computer Science Department
University of Wales Swansea
Received on Sun Nov 05 2006 - 19:38:55 UTC

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