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#176 2011-05-23 20:34:24

sironitomas
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Re: The WMFS Thread (Window Manager From Scratch)

xorg62 wrote:

sironitomas: https://github.com/xorg62/wmfs/commit/7 … 7b4d6af956
I began to work on it on active dev branch.

Thanks, I appreciate your fast response!

Let me know when you think it's finished so I'm able to test if the bug is still there or not.

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#177 2011-05-24 06:29:11

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Re: The WMFS Thread (Window Manager From Scratch)

saschakb wrote:

At the moment, wmfs is eating up much too much cpu ressources. I made 3 screenshots of wmfs, wmii and fluxbox. All 3 wms running in idle mode. No background programs are running. Just take a look, at - how many full power cicles (2.3 MHz) wmfs needs in idle mode, compared to wmii or fluxbox. That of cause heatens up my notebook. For me, wmfs is the best of all wms, but at the moment, it consumes too much ressources and power.
wmfs: http://666kb.com/i/btqmc5mhfwc94bjwb.png
Fluxbox: http://666kb.com/i/btqmab3c3bg37eauz.png
wmii: http://666kb.com/i/btqmb4rzuq6wi7t6j.png

I'm using the most actual git version from AUR. If there are any ideas, how to fix that behaviour - that would be very welcome!

Thanks

Same behavior here, that's why I stopped using wmfs.
Compared to dwm, wmii and scrotwm, it's ridiculous. And I'm not running pIII|128M, but I'm very careful about the processes and the resources they consume.

Being scrotwm the best choice and the simplest wm smile


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#178 2011-05-25 19:53:03

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Re: The WMFS Thread (Window Manager From Scratch)

saschakb wrote:

At the moment, wmfs is eating up much too much cpu ressources. I made 3 screenshots of wmfs, wmii and fluxbox. All 3 wms running in idle mode. No background programs are running. Just take a look, at - how many full power cicles (2.3 MHz) wmfs needs in idle mode, compared to wmii or fluxbox. That of cause heatens up my notebook. For me, wmfs is the best of all wms, but at the moment, it consumes too much ressources and power.

I haven't experienced this on my netbook, but until the focus issues are remedied I'm sticking with Xmonad.


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#179 2011-06-05 22:34:33

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Re: The WMFS Thread (Window Manager From Scratch)

Hello there!

I have been using WMFS for a few days now and I think it is amazing! I just have 2 problems...

The first problem is that I can't get my "status.sh" to work.

status.sh

#!bin/bash
$DATE=$(date "+%H:%M")
wmfs -s "$DATE"

And here is my wmfsrc.

I hope somebody can help me with this! It gets quite annoying not seeing what time it is...

My other problem is that transparency does not work in urxvt. I have tried alot of things but right now I have only set the background to black.
Is there something special that needs to be done in order to get transparency to work?

Regards, villor

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#180 2011-06-05 22:44:48

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Re: The WMFS Thread (Window Manager From Scratch)

Heres my status.sh:

#!/bin/sh

statustext()
{
    HOUR=`date +'%a %b %d, %r'`
        wmfs -s "$HOUR"
}

statustext

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#181 2011-06-05 22:49:46

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Re: The WMFS Thread (Window Manager From Scratch)

anonymous_user wrote:

Heres my status.sh:

#!/bin/sh

statustext()
{
    HOUR=`date +'%a %b %d, %r'`
        wmfs -s "$HOUR"
}

statustext

I tried that one, still no luck. I think the problem lies within the wmfsrc file, but I can't seem to find it!

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#182 2011-06-05 23:14:43

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Re: The WMFS Thread (Window Manager From Scratch)

Have you double-checked that /home/villor/.config/wmfs/status.sh is executable?

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#183 2011-06-05 23:17:25

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Re: The WMFS Thread (Window Manager From Scratch)

anonymous_user wrote:

Have you double-checked that /home/villor/.config/wmfs/status.sh is executable?

I did that now. And it worked, it is fully executable.

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#184 2011-06-06 00:08:44

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Re: The WMFS Thread (Window Manager From Scratch)

comment out

 #status_path           = "/home/villor/.config/wmfs/status.sh"

?

you might want to use conky-cli, but i'm not sure if it's worth if you just want date in statusbar

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#185 2011-06-06 00:12:08

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Re: The WMFS Thread (Window Manager From Scratch)

skel wrote:

comment out

 #status_path           = "/home/villor/.config/wmfs/status.sh"

?

Tried that. Did not work =/

EDIT: I got it working with Conky, and autostart.sh. Thanks for the help!

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#186 2011-06-14 21:18:44

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Re: The WMFS Thread (Window Manager From Scratch)

Just started using WMFS as a lightweight window manager for my netbook, and it seems great so far! I've managed to get it looking and behaving as I want it to, but I'm having trouble with startup scripts. I've not found a good way to load a wallpaper, start the urxvt daemon etc.

I've had a look through jason's dotfiles (which I've used as the basis for my own configuration), but I can't get my .xinitrc and cdm to behave properly to load up everything nicely. Any hints as to a good starting point?

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#187 2011-06-14 21:34:21

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Re: The WMFS Thread (Window Manager From Scratch)

First what do you mean by "behave properly"? Have you tried without CDM?

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#188 2011-06-15 19:27:35

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Re: The WMFS Thread (Window Manager From Scratch)

jazznaz wrote:

Just started using WMFS as a lightweight window manager for my netbook, and it seems great so far! I've managed to get it looking and behaving as I want it to, but I'm having trouble with startup scripts. I've not found a good way to load a wallpaper, start the urxvt daemon etc.

I've had a look through jason's dotfiles (which I've used as the basis for my own configuration), but I can't get my .xinitrc and cdm to behave properly to load up everything nicely. Any hints as to a good starting point?

I never tried cdm, but usually you have to configure your .xinitrc processing one of the command line parameters. I think that cdm should invoke .xinitrc with the session name (wmfs), then you can catch the parameters with something like this:

WM="wmfs" # set the default wm
[ -n "$1" ] && WM="$1"
exec ${WM}

Obviously the session name that you specify in the cdm configuration file must be the real wm binary name (in this case wmfs).

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#189 2011-06-15 20:13:40

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Re: The WMFS Thread (Window Manager From Scratch)

All of my dotfiles, including .xinitrc and cdmrc are here: http://beta.intuxication.org/jasonwryan … rowse/tip/ - just make sure the cdm call is the last entry in your .xinitrc:

wm_bin="$1"
exec ${wm_bin}

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#190 2011-06-17 01:41:44

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Re: The WMFS Thread (Window Manager From Scratch)

Bug (http://wmfs.info/issues/92) just drove me crazy. I can't keep using this WM while this bug still arround.

Hope someone can fix it soon. Moving to openbox again.

Regards.

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#191 2011-06-17 07:16:41

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Re: The WMFS Thread (Window Manager From Scratch)

This bug is fixed in the active branch splitlayout.
It will be merged soon (or not that soon tongue) in the master branch before releasing the version 1.0 of wmfs.

Sorry for the inconvenient smile


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#192 2011-06-17 16:07:48

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Re: The WMFS Thread (Window Manager From Scratch)

I cannot wait to try WMFS again. Thanks for the hard work smile

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#193 2011-06-17 16:09:13

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Re: The WMFS Thread (Window Manager From Scratch)

me too, good job indeed

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#194 2011-06-17 17:20:32

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Re: The WMFS Thread (Window Manager From Scratch)

you can try the dev branch (named splitlayout).
There is a lot of new stuff in it like the v/h split like in vim

You can now mix the layout with manual split if you want smile

xorg62 is indeed working really hard since a few month smile


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#195 2011-06-18 04:55:11

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Re: The WMFS Thread (Window Manager From Scratch)

Sorry for the silly question, but what do I have to change in the PKGBUILD to get the splitlayout? Thanks.

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#196 2011-06-18 14:30:41

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Re: The WMFS Thread (Window Manager From Scratch)

Is it possible to define variables in the wmfsrc file? For instance, every time I want to set a color I have to explicitly write it out.

Now, I have to write something like this:

[tags]
    occupied_bg = "#121212"
    sel_bg      = "#121212"
    urgent_bg   = "#121212"
[/tags]

And if I decide to change my colors I have to go through the file and change each one... not, necessarily a big deal, but, if I had variables I could write that as:

BG_COLOR="#121212"
[tags]
    occupied_bg = $BG_COLOR
    sel_bg      = $BG_COLOR
    urgent_bg   = $BG_COLOR
[/tags]

Or, the ability to define colors using Xdefaults would be cool too:

wmfs.tags.occupied_bg: #121212

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#197 2011-06-19 08:48:55

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Re: The WMFS Thread (Window Manager From Scratch)

It's not possible at the moment but you can make a feature request smile


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#198 2011-06-21 17:15:31

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Re: The WMFS Thread (Window Manager From Scratch)

Just wanted to drop by and say that wmfs is by far the best wm I've used. I've tried numerous tiling wm's, but nothing compares to the ease of configuration that wmfs offers. Keep up the good work!

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#199 2011-06-21 17:21:18

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Re: The WMFS Thread (Window Manager From Scratch)

loofygun wrote:

Just wanted to drop by and say that wmfs is by far the best wm I've used. I've tried numerous tiling wm's, but nothing compares to the ease of configuration that wmfs offers. Keep up the good work!

I agree. It's the best among the tiling wms because of the features and ease of configuration that offers.

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#200 2011-07-11 10:08:45

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Re: The WMFS Thread (Window Manager From Scratch)

Very happy with wmfs so far.

I have a rule for chromium to be opened in a MAX tag. If i watch an html5 youtube video and i make it full screen, the video pops in a different window behind the chromium window. Is this normal?

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