Re: [wmii] Composite support

From: Martin Stubenschrott <>
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 00:05:02 +0100

On Tue, Jan 16, 2007 at 10:11:21PM +0100, Denis Grelich wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Jan 2007 21:43:30 +0100
> "Anselm R. Garbe" <> wrote:
> > > c) have fear about the 10.000 LOCs?
> >
> > 10.000 LOC are too much for a window manager. wmii should not
> > exceed 3000 lines (excluding libixp).
> That's what we'll aim for! :)

Hmm, so dwm is 2000 lines, and wmii 3000 lines? what are the additional
1000 LOCs used for? Only for reading user config files at runtime?
Wouldn't it make sense to have dwm totally minimal with 2000 LOCs, and
wmii still lightweigth, but with more features?

@xcompmgr: Apart from that it's not developed anymore, I never got it
really working to have true alpha-blending support. Well, individual
windows could be made transparent, but no rgba:/ color support for apps
like urxvt, which could therefore use reall transparency for background
but keep the text opaque and all without a stupid pseudo transparency
hack. Only beryl/compiz supported that, but I don't like a composite
manager, which is also a window manager :(

Anyways, looking forward for new wmii releases, the dynamic column approach
really hooked on me, and I probably would even dump ion3, once the 'jumping'
xterms bug is fixed.

Keep up the good work on wmii/dwm.

Received on Wed Jan 17 2007 - 00:05:50 UTC

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