[RndTbl] wayland has no support for --geometry
alteahandle-muug at yahoo.ca
Fri Apr 7 09:59:44 CDT 2017
that is brutal5 steps back indeedI'll never understand a desktop effort that considers window mgt a dismissible subject
From: Trevor Cordes <trevor at tecnopolis.ca>
To: MUUG RndTbl <roundtable at muug.ca>
Sent: Friday, April 7, 2017 1:41 AM
Subject: [RndTbl] wayland has no support for --geometry
Ugh (rant time)... Wayland is sounding uglier with each passing day. Long
may I postpone its existence on my boxen. Now I find out that by
design(!!) wayland does not support any type of --geometry option for
programmatically placing windows at certain locations on screen. For
instance, I have a script that opens up about 20 windows in workspaces the
way I like them sized/positioned, for use after I have to reboot. Saves
me a ton of time as otherwise I have to position them by hand.
This is about the 10th "deal breaker" shortcoming of wayland that I've
discovered. I was optimistic once... no longer.
The more I read about wayland, the more it sounds like systemd in that it
appears to be designed by Windows people, not UNIX people. And
windows-are-always maximized people. And take 1 step forward, 5 steps
back people (whereas true UNIXers always build on the past: IIABDFI).
Here's praying that, as many X/wm devs have assured me, that X will be
around for a long time, alongside wayland. I have a funny feeling Linus'
personal workstation (not laptop) will NOT be running wayland!
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