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Re: [RP] neat trick

From: Jonathan Walther
Subject: Re: [RP] neat trick
Date: Sun Apr 27 22:46:08 2003
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On Fri, Apr 25, 2003 at 10:17:34AM -0400, Caleb Shay wrote:
While I'm posting, I'd like to throw in a feature request, and it SHOULD
be a really easy one to implement.  I want a "sleep N" command which
just keeps ratpoison from executing any commands for N seconds. Why? Because, as you can see, I use a fairly complex frame layout with a few
programs that are slow to launch, if I just put the various exec
commands + splits + vsplits into my .ratpoisonrc, my applications end up
in a different frame every time I start since depending on how long it
takes the window to map, a different frame may have focus.

No, that is the wrong approach.  Ryan and I are working with the X
standards organization and Xfree86 implementors to find a mechanism that
will let you, and us, do this 100% correctly.  Using arbitrary delays is
an unreliable hack.


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