[ANN] Rumai 3.0.0

                        Rumai 3.0.0

         Ruby interface to the wmii window manager


Rumai is a [1]Ruby interface to the [2]wmii window manager.

 * It excels at dynamic arrangement of clients, columns,
   views, and tags.

 * It provides an [3]interactive shell for live
   entertainment and experimentation.

 * It contains a pure Ruby client for the [4]9P2000 protocol
   on which wmii's [5]IXP file-system interface is built.

Version 3.0.0 (2009-05-11)

This release revises method names, adds new methods, and
fixes a bug.

Incompatible changes

 * Rename #toggle_ methods to use ! suffix in their names.

 * Rename #float methods to #floating.

 * Rename View#floater method to View#floating_area.

New features

 * Add Client#stick methods to manipulate sticky status.

 * Add Client#fullscreen methods to manipulate fullscreen

 * Add Client#slay method which is a forceful version of

 * Add View#select method to move focus relatively inside a

 * Add Area::floating method for symmetry with Area::curr.

 * Add View#managed_area aliases for View#column methods.

Bug fixes

 * Fix error when unzooming clients from temporary view.

 * Fix code that launches temporary terminals in
   Use the /bin/sh version of the read command for


 * Use Client#send instead of #swap in automated
   arrangements because it causes less traffic on /event/.

 * Add old release notes from blog to user manual.


  1. http://ruby-lang.org/
  2. http://wmii.suckless.org/
  3. http://snk.tuxfamily.org/lib/rumai/#shell
  4. http://cm.bell-labs.com/magic/man2html/5/intro
  5. http://libs.suckless.org/libixp
  6. http://snk.tuxfamily.org/lib/rumai/#Tutorial

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