[TAG] Locking down a Linux box
thomas at edulinux.homeunix.org
Tue Jun 13 21:10:22 MSD 2006
On Tue, Jun 13, 2006 at 04:20:28PM +0530, Kapil Hari Paranjape wrote:
> Sorry. This is more a case of my mis-prepresentation of "ratpoison"
> rather than any faults of "ratpoison" per se. I used the term
> "WM_HINTS" without understanding it fully.
That's OK. I won't bore you with the details of how it all works --
that's what the ICCCM attempts to do. :)
> However, it is a fact that "ratpoison" and "gimp" do not get along---I
> do not know enough to assign blame to either or both.
I actually fired up ratpoison in Xnest to see what all the fuss was about
-- and it seems you're right. Although interestingly enough, I don't
think this is rapoison's fault -- but GIMP's. For instance, the "Open"
dialogue window isn't transient. It _ought_ to be marked as such -- hence
as far as the WM is concerned, it treats it as a normal window. This is
probably where half of the issues lie. Because of the way ratpoison
works, it likes to completely consume any pane it's started in, and this
includes the toolbar which looks ugly in this way.
> I looked at your detailed reply to Faber and it looks far more
> complete than the half-baked stuff I wrote up. It *is* interesting to
> see that FVWM lives upto its promise of being the "one wm to bind them
I suppose. :)
-- Thomas Adam
"If I were a witch's hat, sitting on her head like a paraffin stove, I'd
fly away and be a bat." -- Incredible String Band.
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