[waimea] pyrex wrappers

David Reveman c99drn at cs.umu.se
Thu Nov 4 03:37:25 EET 2004

On Wed, 2004-09-08 at 11:11 +1000, Tim Stebbing wrote:
> greetings hackers :)
> I've been investigating writing a python/vector/X based wm for a week
> now in an attempt to create my ideal desktop. I have settled on a
> better idea however:
> I intend on wrapping the waimea api for python using pyrex: 
> http://www.cosc.canterbury.ac.nz/~greg/python/Pyrex/
> My intention is then to write a command line interface to the wm which
> is accessed via a single line command prompt bar that replaces the
> gnome panel, among other things like writing a pygtk config tool. The
> command bar will have a conventional shell mode, as well as a wm mode
> and later on i plan on integrating a file manager mode, with a
> graphical file manager interface. In shell mode the command bar will
> grow up out of the bar providing a psudo-docked terminal window.
> yes, all pie in the sky, but I'm sick of going from desktop to
> desktop, I've decided to write my own.
> So, introductions and intentions aside, I'm open to ridicule,
> suggestions, assistance and beer.
> PS, nice to meet you all :)

Hi, Tim.

You've got some interesting ideas. I case you didn't know, the waimeactl
utility that is part of the waimea source tree is a very powerful
command line interface to waimea. It allows you to send configuration
data to waimea through the X11 protocol and you can basically do
anything with it, move windows, change styles, launch applications...

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