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commit 5b44e55d20c634e47bc854696ba84f4cb48254ac
parent a7ee2e6aaf8a924cbc1cced129eba83fdcac99bd
Author: FRIGN <dev@frign.de>
Date:   Mon, 30 Jun 2014 23:29:54 +0200

Remove dead software from sucks.md

When projects haven't received care for over 7 years, they should
make room for more recent examples of suckness.
There's no reason to encourage bit-rot.
The first step is to clean this list, before putting in newer
elements.
While at it, shuffle around a bit more with other areas of this
page to concentrate the message.

Diffstat:
Msuckless.org/sucks.md | 32+++++++++++++-------------------
1 file changed, 13 insertions(+), 19 deletions(-)

diff --git a/suckless.org/sucks.md b/suckless.org/sucks.md @@ -39,10 +39,10 @@ possible to avoid them. If you use them, consider looking for alternatives. Build Systems ------------- -* [cmake][11] (written in C++) - It is so huge and bloated that compilation - takes more time than compiling GCC (!). - It's not even possible to use it to create freestanding Makefiles, since - the generated Makefiles call back into the cmake binary itself. +* [cmake][11] (written in C++) - so huge and bloated, compilation takes longer + than compiling GCC (!). + It's not even possible to create freestanding Makefiles, since the generated + Makefiles call back into the cmake binary itself. * [waf][12] and [scons][13] (both written in Python) - waf code is dropped into the compilee's build tree, so it does not benefit from updated versions @@ -65,22 +65,22 @@ Programs There are many broken X programs. Go bug the developers of these broken programs to fix them. Here are some of the main causes of this brokenness: -* The program assumes a specific window management model, e.g. +* The program **assumes a specific window management model**, e.g. assumes you are using a WIMP-window manager like those found in KDE or Gnome. This assumption breaks the [ICCCM conventions][icccm]. -* The application uses a fixed size - this limitation does not fit +* The application uses a **fixed size** - this limitation does not fit into the world of tiling window managers very well, and can also be seen as breaking the ICCCM conventions, because a fixed sized window assumes a specific window management model as well (though the ICCCM does not forbid fixed-size windows). In any case, the ICCCM requests that clients accept any size the window manager proposes to them. -* The program is based on strange non-standard window manager - hints that only work properly with a window manager supporting these +* The program is based on strange **non-standard window manager + hints** that only work properly with a window manager supporting these extensions - this simply breaks the ICCCM as well. E.g. trash icon programs. -* The program does not conform to ICCCM due to some missing or - improperly set hints. +* The program does not conform to ICCCM due to some **missing or + improperly set hints**. Workarounds ----------- @@ -90,16 +90,10 @@ floating mode. The following programs are broken (see [rocking stuff](/rocks) for saner alternatives): -* XMMS (assumes fixed size, doesn't set transient\_for hint properly) -* Xchat -* [Firefox](http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox) (doesn't set the TRANSIENT\_FOR hint correctly on its download dialog) -* beep-media-player -* gqview -* gthumb +* [Firefox](http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox) (doesn't set the TRANSIENT\_FOR + hint correctly on its download dialog) * mplayer with GUI (assumes special window management model. It works without the GUI) -* xine (same as xmms) -* aterm (doesn't like being resized by the WM), See [aterm-ml-post][aterm-ml-post] - Alternatives: (u)xterm, urxvt, [st][st], [uuterm][uuterm] +* xine See also --------