Re: plan9-style tools, was Re: reading mail

  • From: Serge Gagnon <gagnon__s@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: wilyfans@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 00:08:18 -0400

On Thu, 16 May 2002 21:22:18 -0400
ozan s yigit <oz@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > What other plan9-style tools are there for X?  There seems to be little
> > description available.
> there is some stuff. from freebsd:
            An X11 program which emulates a plan9 window
> [there is also 9wm, a simple window manager similar to 8 1/2, but plan9
> search string did not catch it]
There is also larswm, an autotile wm based on 9wm. Personnaly, I found
this wm not practical to use it all days. But, it is interesting
to play with it. (To play with the wm, not playing game on ;)
heuuuu.. It can be useful if you work with a tons of xterm opened
in the same time and you have to look at all these xterm in the same time,
but I know a kind of editor/shell/wm ... I think it named wily...
that can easily replace all these xterm.

w9wm is an other wm based on 9wm. It's almost the same thing than 9wm
but it include a virtual screen system. This is the wm I use
every day. It's fast and very light and clean ( no border around window ).
A wily running fullscreen in 1280x1024 without a 3" picturized border is
ultraclean and FUN ;)

BTW, yesterday I found a mailling appli for wily ( mail.c and other *.c/h )
in a directory ( wilytoys/.../reader ) but I can't compile it.
Could I force myself to port it to my OS or this appli is not very usable
and I might forget it ?

an other question ->
Do you have something better than txtbdf2ps to print WYSWRWYGYP
( What You See in Wily is Really What You Get on Your Printer )
It's easy to print with it with a little script like :

cat /Storage/Xg/bdf/pelm.latin1.8.bdf $w | txtbdf2ps -nowrap | lpr -Plp

but It is not great printing quality. But I WYSWRWYGYP really with this.

thanks ( I have a tons  of questions yet.... the next time ;)

Serge Gagnon

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