Re: preview of my proposed changes

Hi, Michal. I'm Teika, the second most active developer now. I'm
so glad to hear from you.

Thank you very much indeed. Some time ago I browsed the diff of yours
and the official, which was taken a couple of years ago, but I gave up
to "decipher" the C part of it, so I understand:

> It's a very difficult task(1).

Man forgets, so it must have been only "a bit easier" than me.

Right now, we'd like to make a release in a month or two, and there're
only 2 who work regularly (the other is Chris.), but after it's done,
I'd like to begin to merge your fixes to the trunk.

We'll be going to ask you much. You may well know it, but don't sacrifice
yourself. Have fun!

> (2) My future wish for Sawfish, is to get away from librep, to some
> proper Scheme.

Yeah, this is a faq. Chris knows a few other people who like to
do it (in guile?).  At least 3 have be dedicated in it. (I don't speak
Scheme at all, and we have a long list of todos.  See the "proposed
goals" page in our Wiki.)

> As a first step I re-implemented years ago sawfish-ui using gauche
> (& gauche-gtk).

Do you mean you understand WM - configurator interaction fairly well?
(That'd be great.)

On Mon, 29 Nov 2010 21:17:28 +0100, Christopher Roy Bratusek wrote:
> About switching to another lisp/scheme: does your proposed lisp/scheme have
> [...]
> - gtk 3 support early (early = until April 2011)

?? The transition will never finish that early. The schedule doesn't
matter for Scheme transition.
> and any other feature required by Sawfish out-of-the-box?

Michal seems to understand Sawfish quite well, maybe best in the world
now, but some Sawfish features are not documented.

If it isn't feasible, obviously it's out of question. If it is, then
I'll be glad. But believe me, X is a beast, and it'll be tough. I think
it's best to translate faithfully the Sawfish's code in order to avoid
hidden mines. But Sawfish does have its own idiosyncrasy, and outdated
parts. ;)

> Still you would need Teikas vote, too. (you have to be diplomatic to get it, 
> trust me, I know what I'm saying :)*
> [...]
> * Teika: don't take this to serious :]

I don't understand at all what you say, so you don't have to worry. :^

With best regards,
Teika (Teika kazura)

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