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Re: Bug#456599: ITP: dvtm -- Tiling window management for the console

Pierre Habouzit wrote:
On dim, déc 16, 2007 at 09:19:54 +0000, Albin Tonnerre wrote:
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Albin Tonnerre <albin.tonnerre@gmail.com>

* Package name    : dvtm
  Version         : 0.01
  Upstream Author : Anselm R. Garbe, Marc Andre Tanner
* URL             : http://www.brain-dump.org/projects/dvtm/
* License         : MIT/X
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : Tiling window management for the console

 dvtm brings the concept of tiling window management, popularized by
 X11-window managers like dwm to the console. As a console window
 manager it tries to make it easy to work with multiple console based
programs like vim mutt, cmus or irssi.

  Note that librote doesn't support utf-8 at all, which is kind of
backwards nowadays. librote isn't very fixeable in that regard btw. Note
that this breakage is _obvious_ on the upstream's screenshots.


I am the upstream author of dvtm. I have recently merged a patch which adds utf8 support to librote. My current development tree can be found at:


  Though they could base their work on
http://git.madism.org/?p=madtty.git that is a rework of librote I did,
and that does support utf-8 [though it misses some uncommited changes to
work great]. This is the base of code that I used to do that:

What would be the advantage i get by switching to your code?

  It supports utf-8, gets colors right[0] (you cannot launch rote
applications in rote applications, colors are wrong). Though the API is
quite unlike rote, and not documented. And given the triviality of the
reworked code, I'm unsure this warants being a shared library btw.

  [0] though there are some ongoing patches to fix this properly, it
      works well on dark backgrounds only for now.


 Marc Andre Tanner >< http://www.brain-dump.org/ >< GPG key: CF7D56C0

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