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From: Thien-Thi Nguyen <ttn@gnuvola.org>
To: guile-sources@gnu.org
Cc: guile-user@gnu.org
Subject: RPX 1.4 available
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2021 07:24:40 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87fsqv4bnb.fsf@gnuvola.org> (raw)

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release notes:

  Finally safe to try out in good company!

README excerpt:

  This is rpx, a port of ratpoison to Guile Scheme.
  Although initially intended as a proof-of-concept exercise
  to plumb ttn's ignorance of X11, Scheme, and good taste,
  the result has proven to be useful as well.

  Despite rpx veneration of ratpoison look, feel, and
  internal design, there have been some unavoidable
  concessions to some of the more hairy parts of Xlib (the
  reimplementation of which is shared somewhat uneasily by
  rpx and ttn-do).  These are listed in the manual.

NEWS for 1.4 (2021-12-14):

  - better EWMH compliance

    - bugfix: RPX properly polite on startup

      Previously, RPX would barge ahead and set window properties left
      and right, relying on the X server to signal error to let it know
      that another window manager was running.  This method is not only
      unreliable, it's not compliant w/ the Extended Window Manager
      Hints spec.  Worse, the result is RPX competing ingloriously w/
      the running window manager.  Uncouth!

      Now, RPX checks the ‘_NET_SUPPORTING_WM_CHECK’ (et al) properties
      and quits (successfully) if it appears another window manager is
      running.  By the same token, if there is no other window manager
      running, RPX declares its intention to take on window manager
      responsibilities by setting those properties, etc.

      The upshot is that you should be able to invoke RPX while, say,
      Xfwm4 is running, and it will DTRT and defer to Xfwm4.

    - bugfix: subproc windows verified to be same-host

      Previously, RPX assumed PID info derived from a client window to
      be from the same host (as RPX), and thus might attempt to close
      a window on a process w/ that PID that would ultimately fail.

      Now, RPX verifies the host via the ‘WM_CLIENT_MACHINE’ property.

      NB: This bugfix has not been extensively tested; please report
      any difficulties you might encounter w/ other-hosted clients.

  - bootstrap/maintenance tools

    upgraded:

     Guile-BAUX 20211208.0839.a5245e7
     GNU gnulib 2021-12-10 21:54:54
     GNU Autoconf 2.71
     GNU Automake 1.16.5
     GNU texinfo 6.8

    as before:

     (none)

tarball, etc, in dir:

  https://www.gnuvola.org/software/rpx/

tip jar:

  https://www.gnuvola.org/patronage/

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