Re: [wmii] "Rows" of columns? (feature/behaviour suggestion)

From: Mark Gibbens <>
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 20:17:44 +0000

On 13/02/07, Uriel <> wrote:
> Should we change wmii next so it works well in cellphones too?

With respect, I think this is an unfair exageration. 1024px wide
screens are common.

> If your screen is too small to run all your apps,
> put them in different views.

That doesn't address the problem. There are good reasons for wanting
some apps on the same screen.

> Or do you suggest that everyone should sacrifice the sanity their wm
> just because some people can come up with some absurdly obscure corner
> case where a completely different window management model might be
> more convenient, and they can't be bothered to spend 3 seconds(tops)
> to do it in a float layer.

Again, with respect, I don't think this characterisation fits me or
the others that have mailed on this topic. What I suggested does not
represent an "absurdly obscure corner" - it seems a relatively common
scenario. I don't think I've suggested a "completely different wm
model": I am ubundantly happy with the existing model. And if you
really believe my suggestions would require any level of sacrafice, I
happily retract them.

> yes, window movement and resizal still
> sucks badly both in managed and floating modes, and that is what
> *MUST* be fixed, and that is something *EVERYONE* will benefit from.

-: OK ... fair point. The issues I've got with trying to emulate rows
with floating windows are largely concerned with (1) the difficulties
of navigating among floated windows with the keyboard, and (2) the
problems posed when floated windows themselves spawn more floating
windows. Better handling of unmanaged windows may well, as you say,
solve lots of current and potential issues.

All the best,
Received on Tue Feb 13 2007 - 21:17:46 UTC

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