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Re-expose smart placement modes

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Author Edit

Christopher Bratusek

Synopsis Edit

Add back the Smart placement modes "best-fit" "best-fit-group" and "first-fit-or-interactively" to the list of placement modes in SawfishUI

Patch testing Edit

  1. Copy/paste the patch listed below into some file, eg. TEST.diff.
  2. If you don't have sawfish sources yet, have one, as described get it from GIT repo.
  3. Go into the directory where sawfish sources reside, eg. cd sawfish
  4. Test if the patch applies cleanly with this command:
    patch -p1 --ignore-whitespace --dry-run < TEST.diff
    in case of problems try also: -p0 or -p2
  5. If it applies cleanly, then remove the --dry-run from above command and run it again, otherwise ask on the mailing list.
  6. Compile sawfish: ./autogen.sh && make
  7. Install it for testing, but it depends on your linux distribution.
    1. It is always better to install sawfish as your distribution package, but it is different for each distribution.
    2. So you may try make install, which will install sawifish in /usr/local/share/sawfish/ (if you have write access). But then make sure that you run the correct version and delete it from that directory afterwards, to avoid any conflicts.
  8. Se also

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Patch Edit

Index: lisp/sawfish/wm/placement/smart.jl
===================================================================
--- lisp/sawfish/wm/placement/smart.jl	(Revision 4311)
+++ lisp/sawfish/wm/placement/smart.jl	(Arbeitskopie)
@@ -416,6 +416,6 @@
 
   ;;###autoload
   (define-placement-mode 'first-fit place-window-first-fit #:for-normal t)
-  (define-placement-mode 'best-fit place-window-best-fit)
-  (define-placement-mode 'best-fit-group place-window-best-fit-group)
-  (define-placement-mode 'first-fit-or-interactive place-window-first-fit-or-interactive))
+  (define-placement-mode 'best-fit place-window-best-fit #:for-normal t)
+  (define-placement-mode 'best-fit-group place-window-best-fit-group #:for-normal t)
+  (define-placement-mode 'first-fit-or-interactive place-window-first-fit-or-interactive #:for-normal t))
Index: lisp/sawfish/wm/autoload.jl
===================================================================
--- lisp/sawfish/wm/autoload.jl	(Revision 4312)
+++ lisp/sawfish/wm/autoload.jl	(Arbeitskopie)
@@ -130,9 +130,9 @@
 (defgroup match-window "Matched Windows" :layout single :require sawfish.wm.ext.match-window)
 (defgroup tooltips "Tooltips" :group misc :require sawfish.wm.ext.tooltips)
 (autoload-placement-mode 'first-fit 'sawfish.wm.placement.smart #:for-normal t)
-(autoload-placement-mode 'best-fit 'sawfish.wm.placement.smart)
-(autoload-placement-mode 'best-fit-group 'sawfish.wm.placement.smart)
-(autoload-placement-mode 'first-fit-or-interactive 'sawfish.wm.placement.smart)
+(autoload-placement-mode 'best-fit 'sawfish.wm.placement.smart #:for-normal t)
+(autoload-placement-mode 'best-fit-group 'sawfish.wm.placement.smart #:for-normal t)
+(autoload-placement-mode 'first-fit-or-interactive 'sawfish.wm.placement.smart #:for-normal t)
 (autoload-command (quote maximize-window) (quote sawfish.wm.state.maximize))
 (autoload-command (quote unmaximize-window) (quote sawfish.wm.state.maximize))
 (autoload-command (quote maximize-window-vertically) (quote sawfish.wm.state.maximize))

Community's reasons for inclusion or rejection Edit

Patch submitters, please vote also! Yes, obviously your vote will be positive, but it's the place to give your explanation why this patch is good for all Sawfish users, and why it is correct - good reasons for inclusion.

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  • Please vote with: Yes vote: yes., No vote: no., Try vote: let's try in experimental., Wtf vote: pondering. or Suspend wait for next release.
  • Yes vote: yes. This adds "best-fit" "best-fit-group" and "first-fit-or-interactive" to the list of placement-modes in SawfishUI. They are all working as expected Flashrider [Christopher Bratusek] 00:31, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

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