Re: Huh... WMs history/features article?
> % Weird... I used to like Enlightenment
> % too, but since the last update was
> % October 2000, it's become vaporware
> % IMHO.
> Um maybe look at the e17 CVS. The latest
> instalment a an enlightenment
> re-architecting the 3rd or 4th so far if
> my memory servers me right. Anyhow they
> are setting out to achive much and bring
> may thing to the plate with e17. Chech
> out the overview here
> %The news page is updated very
> % rarely, Rasterman seems to have some
> % qualms about the state of Linux
> % but has failed to release his own
> % solution himself.
> Um so all the previous work on IMlib and
> Enligtenment. doesnt show that this guy
> is putting his ideas to work in code
> trying to come up with a "solution" ?
> %I've tried CVS, but I
> % don't see anything magical about the
> % code that comes out of there. It's
> % difficult to build (oops, but that
> % be my fault, since they claim a
> % build is a result of my setup, not
> % theirs).
> yes cvs can be pain to compile
> everything. but thats generally the way
> any projects cvs tree goes befor a first
> RC release.
> % I used to like it, I'd just
> % like to see some progress outside of
> % CVS,
> how can you se progress outside cvs ??
> cvs is where all the new code for the
> new release goes. you woudl rather see
> them fiddle with e16 then to rebuild e17
> withthe new IDeas and architechture ?
> Create bloat on a foundation the
> developers aren't happy with?
> %and some proof to back up his
> % claims.
> jeeze and i dont even run the window
> manager, but i think what the
> enlightenment team has done for the
> linux desktop is not altogether
> quantified by the sum of the code, but
> by the idealisim they potrayed to the
> other WM's a fully flexable and user
> configurable WM from the way that a
> button click on a mouse was interpreted
> to the way a button on a titlebar
> reacted. This has shapped many of the
> modern window managers, and for that you
> should see that not only raster, but the
> enlightenment folks have definatly
> bought a "solution" to what they thought
> was a "problem".
> Anyhow if you want more features in e16,
> go hack it up yourself. This is OSS
> afterall no one really asked you or I
> our opinions about any of this. ;)
> yes my spelling/typing is that bad..
all blah blah, fvwm is what enlightement is made from. fvwm was the "mega-configurable-window-manager". and you're either ignorant or didn't know that.
the windowmanager itself is ok, the idea of tiling is neat. but no, there is absolutely no dokumentation, not even in the code. it couldn't even set the titlebar to the top of my screen, that's not cool i think. well, but i use it anyway.