[Sugar-devel] Python-based window manager?
dr at jones.dk
Mon Jan 19 13:06:04 EST 2009
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On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 12:03:37PM -0500, Bobby Powers wrote:
>On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 9:07 AM, Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk> wrote:
>> I believe there was some discussion earlier on regarding dealing with
>> core X11 from Python. And regading the choice of window manager used
>> for Sugar.
>> Are you aware of python-xlib and The Pointless Window Manager?
>PLWM's site (plwm.sf.net) says their last update was in 2004. More
>recently there is samurai-x (http://samurai-x.org/), another wm
>written in python. Their current development is on a wm using the
>XCB, and they've made python bindings for it. It requires cairo to
>have the experimental XCB backend enabled, which is not the default at
>least in Fedora.
PLWM indeed there have been no official release since 2004, but not
dead: Development is ungoing (latest commit a week ago), and Debian
currently ships patched to be in sync with the development tree as of
Samurai-x2 sounds interesting. Cairo in recent Debian (and derivatives)
is linked against XCB.
If relevant for Sugar development/testing, I can probably be convinced
to build samurai-x2. Let me know if there is interest in doing that.
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