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Re: [wmx] clock

O'Shaughnessy Evans - Thu Apr 29 20:19:17 1999

Owen Cameron <nemo@nethouse.goldweb.com.au> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 29, 1999 at 08:16:37AM +0200, Arnaud Dutartre wrote:
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > do you think it would be great to have a clock in the title bar. 
> > I think that just before the title (departe with blanks) it may be
> > good....
> Personally, I like the unix style philosophy of a single tool for a single
> task, and do it well... 

I agree.  Better to leave that to another program altogether.  What's
wrong with xclock, xdaliclock, or one of the many other such programs?

OTOH, if somebody does bother to code this, howsabout making it flexible?
I think it might be useful to have wmx insert _arbitrary_ text instead
of just the date & time.  So for example, if wmx is going to insert the
text into a menu it could just run ~/.wmx/.periodic whenever button one
is pressed on the root window and insert the output into the top of the
menu.  Or if wmx is going to insert the text into the active window's
title, it could run ~/.wmx/.periodic-<seconds> at every <seconds>
interval and append the output to the app's titlebar.  Anyhow, you get
the picture -- I think something more flexible than just "insert the
time" would be of more general use to the wmx community.

O'Shaughnessy Evans

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