[mythtv-users] desktop environment efficiencies.
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Nov 13 21:06:16 UTC 2009
On 11/13/2009 03:54 PM, Nick Rout wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 5:32 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> On 11/13/2009 03:02 AM, sylvain brejeon wrote:
>>> The wiki says:
>>> "First you should know that you can run the plain
>>> *without* a window manager. Though if you want to start external
>>> like Xine or MPlayer from MythVideo
>>> you will need one to get the new window visible."
>>> So I guess it isn't completely helpless to make a WM-less suggestion.
>> And that was written by whom? It was actually added to the current wiki by
>> a script that converted from the old wiki. The old wiki was many years
>> (before Nov 2005) ago. (Nevertheless, it was just as wrong then.)
> Come on Mike, spill the beans, put us out of our misery: what parts
> don't work without a wm?
All the parts that use more than one window.
Whether you notice a failure, though, is dependent on too many
factors--such as the window sizes, the window and mouse/pointer
positions at the time when the new window appears or when the additional
window disappears, and a lot more factors. This is why you can not say,
Again, though, let's just leave it at, "If you choose to run without a
Window Manager, do not report any bugs relating to focus issues or loss
of keyboard/remote control." And, so that you don't inflict your pain
upon others, it's nice not to recommend that they run without a Window
And, again, 300kB... Really.
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