Re: integrate sawfish into Emacs?

On 14 Jul 2005 12:49:14 -0700, Geoff Kuenning <geoff cs hmc edu> wrote:
> > Do you guys think of integrating sawfish into Emacs? i.e., to make Emacs
> > be the WM! So that maybe most of the applications, like firefox,
> > xpdf,...which are currently outside Emacs's world,  will be also
> > controlled by Emacs. And that's cool!
> I think it's a bad idea.  What are the actual benefits, other than
> "cool"?

See my previous mail for examples.

> The obvious major drawback is that your environment would become more
> fragile.  

Well, I guess my Emacs's quite stable. Usually when i quit Emacs, i'll shut 
down the machine soon. :-)

> Any emacs problem would mean not having a window manager.
> There's also a chicken-and-egg problem: if emacs is the window
> manager, then suddenly you have the window manager managing itself.
> Not a pretty thought.

Hmm, maybe that's why we call it cool. :-) Is it that bad? At least someone 
else has created one for XEmacs.


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