13 Jan 2001 tony   » (Journeyer)

WindowMaker has one distinct flaw in its icon-docking behavior. If you create a menu pick that rsh's to another server to run a program, and you then dock the icon on the wharf, the docked icon will try to launch the program as if it were local. So, if the WMRootMenu item is like this:

SHEXEC "rsh denali /usr/local/bin/netscape -display

and then you dock the netscape icon, the docked icon will try to launch netscape with this command:

/usr/local/bin/netscape -display sunray:2

for instance.

This is an undesireable behavior, in a lot of cases.

Anyway, I have a work-around that works fairly well, but it's non-optimal.

Long Live Casbah
I hopped on over to #casbah at the casbah.org irc server, but noone was home. Sigh. I first saw this project almost 2 years ago, and thought it worthy. I finally have a use for it, and an excuse to dedicate some time, and I find it is dead. Another worthy project, dead and unremarked.

The road to software freedom is strewn with the husks of dead and desicated projects. Some are nothing (such as my own Gnome Filer project), killed by worthier projects (have I mentioned entity yet?); others died too young.

Such is Casbah.

Casbah promised to be a great and cohesive Java-based object-oriented buzzword-compliant object-service behemoth. It coulda been a contenda. It shoulda been a contenda.

Now it is dead.

Again, *sigh*.

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