Re: [wmii] Preparation for 3.7 Release.

From: hiro <>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 08:58:58 -0400

On 5/29/08, hiro <> wrote:
> current tip is buggy and stacking does not work.
> Moving windows around with the keyboard feels fucking nice and dynamic though.

Now I see why you don't want acme-like moving/resizing. And we won't
have stacking any more, right?
It has potential:)

> In fact, considering the interface now provided by wmii.rc, I wonder
> why we use 9p at all. wmii could be using any sort of RPC protocol
> behind wi_foo and no one would know the difference. The greatest one
> for me was:
> fn wi_readevent {
> wmiir read /event
> }
> What. The. Hell. wi_readevent is referenced exactly once, for those wondering.
> I suspect this is half the point - hide details of the 9p interface
> behind a "nice" rc interface. But isn't that the exact point of 9p? To
> hide the details of X11 and window management behind a "nice" 9p
> interface? The mere existance of wmii.rc just screams at me "Why, WHY?
> Why do we need this extra level of indirection?" The obvious
> conclusion is that our current 9p interface sucks, but I wonder if
> there aren't other factors...

The rc file is really a bit sanbox like This is not too bad in my view.
But I tend to agree with you about the fs interface. It is neither
very powerful, nor very transparent.

But perhaps, with stacking gone, things will get simpler...
Received on Thu May 29 2008 - 14:59:00 UTC

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