Re: preview of my proposed changes
Teika Kazura <teika <at> lavabit.com>
2010-12-04 05:41:22 GMT
On Tue, 30 Nov 2010 16:59:02 +0100, Christopher Roy Bratusek wrote:
>> > - gtk 3 support early (early = until April 2011)
>> ?? The transition will never finish that early. The schedule doesn't
>> matter for Scheme transition.
> What I meant is that, the replacement for rep needs to have it, not that
> porting to GTK+3 is done then. Also a lot can happen in 4 months, so we can't
> say for sure (in oct you said that nobody worked on tabs, and now happened a
> lot at that end (though more needs to be done)).
> Either way, if the transist, then it's the task with the highest priority
> (maybe I can already start some work between the years (off from work),
> depending on whether it's already decided then or not).
I'm getting the picture. If rep2scheme is to happen, then it is the
best time now, since it saves the hard task of gtk+3 transition.
Because of its difficulty, the possibility has to be examined
carefully. (How much time each can spend, the level of understanding
of X / WM / rep / scheme, etc.) If the task fails, much time will be
lost with little gain.
I forgot to mention that many users will feel puzzled if Sawfish is
rewritten in Scheme (Schewfish??), and in fact I am so, too. (But I'd
like to encourage the transition.) If users don't have their own code
and only ~/.sawfish/custom is used, then they don't have to worry
much. I have some code by me, and I won't have time to learn
Scheme. Anyway rep Sawfish won't die so soon even after Schawfish
comes out. Well, let's see what happens.