[openbox] Openbox focus on dualhead system

Jamin W. Collins jcollins at asgardsrealm.net
Sat Sep 25 15:23:30 EDT 2004

On Sat, Sep 25, 2004 at 11:45:34AM -0700, Ed Murphy wrote:
> On Sat, 25 Sep 2004 12:21:17 -0600, Jamin W. Collins
> <jcollins at asgardsrealm.net> wrote:
> > On Sat, Sep 25, 2004 at 06:20:42PM +0000, David Barr wrote:
> > > On Sat, 2004-09-25 at 10:44 -0600, Jamin W. Collins wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Give Blackbox a shot, it handles Dual Head very well.
> > >
> > > good plan, i have always thought the billion other featues and
> > > stability of openbox were far over-rated too, lovely blackbox cvs;
> > > welcome to several years ago.
> > >
> > > jamin, plz to be not dragging this mailing list down with inflammatroy
> > > mail such as that, no one feels the need to mail the blackbox mailing
> > > list to point out its inadequacies, of which it has many.
> > 
> > Excuse me?  There was nothing at all inflamatory about the content of my
> > e-mail.  The user had a problem with how Openbox was handling both heads
> > of a Dual Head system and indicated that they were going to try another
> > window manager to see if the problem was due to Openbox or something
> > else (normal troubleshooting procedure).  I simply suggested a window
> > manager that I knew handled Dual Head well.
> > 
> > If you want an inflamatory response take a look at your own message
> > concerning Blackbox.
> > 
> > Members of the Blackbox mailing list frequently use other window
> > managers (and suggest such use to other users) in the course of trying
> > to isolate whether their problem is with Blackbox, the application, or
> > something else.
> Understood, but your message unintentionally carried the connotation
> of "switch to Blackbox permanently".  If you'd quoted the part where
> the user said "I'm going to try E16 as a diagnostic tool", then David
> (and I, and others) probably wouldn't have misinterpreted.

No, that would be reading something "into" my message, that I didn't
write.  As for qouting the part about him trying the other window
managers.  Well, um, _I_ did:


You'll note that I quoted the entire message just for _that_ reason.
Because my response was relevant to his _entire_ message.

It was when David Barr decided to flame me for something I didn't write
the relevant section of the original post was removed.

Jamin W. Collins

To be nobody but yourself when the whole world is trying it's best night
and day to make you everybody else is to fight the hardest battle any
human being will fight. -- E.E. Cummings

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