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Finding the quartz-wm package
Authored by: cobbe on Sep 09, '05 09:17:53PM

I ran into some problems when I tried this myself. With the help of some friendly folks on the fink-users list, I figured out the difficulty; I thought I'd pass this along to others in case it might be useful.

I normally track fink stable using the rsync update method. I didn't want to switch to unstable for this, so I figured I'd do a "fink selfupdate-cvs", copy the necessary files into /sw/fink/dists/local/whatever, and off I'd go. When I went to do this, though, I couldn't find quartz-wm.info.

This is because the quartz-wm package is described in applex11tools.info, as well as two or three other packages. The fink page for the quartz-wm package does suggest this; note that the "Parent" field is "applex11tools".

I'm just about to start building everything; we'll see how well this works.



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Finding the quartz-wm package
Authored by: cobbe on Sep 09, '05 10:35:56PM

Well, the installation worked fine, but I'm still going back to Apple's X11.app. XDarwin intercepts cmd-W and cmd-Q to mean close-window and close-application, respectively (though if you hit cmd-Q, XDarwin will ask for confirmation if you have any open clients). These interfere with some fairly common keybindings (meta-W, meta-Q) in Emacs, which I use all the time.

I could, in theory, muck about with xmodmap and use option for meta instead of command. But my hands are too used to using command for meta, and I really don't want to deal with the frustration of killing my emacs buffer (repeatedly) when I really want to save the current region to the kill ring. (That's "copy" for those of you out there who don't use Emacs.)

The cmd-tab bug in Apple's X11 is annoying, but nowhere near as annoying to me as the interception of cmd. Oh, well; it was worth a try.



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