Re: [wmii] [ANN] New snap: wmii+ixp-20080123

From: José Manuel Pavón Álvarez <>
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 18:20:28 +0100

thanks for this new release. I really enjoy using wmii and have
recently switched to be a full-time wmii user (sorry fluxbox guys,
I'll have you always in my heart).

I have noticed some weird things, though, I've been unable to determine.

First thing is bash. I run wmii on ubuntu now (gutsy) and since this
last version I don't get bash to read .bashrc every time I open a
terminal. Even when I run bash from the command line (bash, bash -i,
even bash -i --rcfile .bashrc). If I source it manually (. .bashrc) It

Second thing is the behaviour of windows that spawn from applications
I have moved from it's original tag. That is, I open an application
(say gimp from alt-p) then send it to another tag and then open a
window from the app (file -> open). Then that window appears in the
original tag, not in the tag I am, which I thing is annoying.

I guess it is related to this from last snap e-mail:
"One more important thing, which I almost forgot. I've added a
hack to get programs you launch to do things you'd like, like
start on the view you opened them from, or float. It's evil,
yes, but it's been worth it to me. It won't work on terminals,
though, because they're suid root."

Is there anyway to avoid this. It's true that if I launch them from a
terminal, they behave normally.



On Jan 24, 2008 4:48 AM, Kris Maglione <> wrote:
> Hi,
> For the record, I don't intend to release a snapshot every few
> days. This one fixes several bugs from the last snapshot, and
> adds several new features/fixes, including:
> Better revert support (again)
> Drag&Drop support (when you drag over a bar, you get that view)
> Strut support. This means that you can run panels/pagers
> and have wmii arrange the screen around them.
> For those of you who need system trays, this
> should help. (I'm also told that some languages
> are so complex that they need Pango to render
> them, and, so, an external task bar. wmii will
> *never* use Pango).
> Ability to move windows between the managed/floating
> layer with the mouse. Thus, we have these
> chords for grabbox moves:
> 1-2: (Column only) Toggle between frame movement
> and column creation.
> 1-3: Toggle the window between the managed and
> floating layers (with some
> ideosyncracies for the time being).
> Fixed build on Darwin, thanks to Alexis Hildebrandt.
> Comments welcome.
> MD5 (wmii+ixp-20080123.tgz) = 2cfef1a74264a8f6c4c604fc8e521824
> SHA1 (wmii+ixp-20080123.tgz) = 123759ba4ba0b4218e0a7084b4a308e829fb06c4
> Incidentally, these URIs reflect the latest snapshot and its
> checksums:
> --
> Kris Maglione
> The chance of a piece of bread falling with the buttered
> side down is directly proportional to the cost of the
> carpet.

My style, you can call the art of fighting without fighting.
Received on Sat Jan 26 2008 - 18:20:30 UTC

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