Re: New faces application & faces monitoring in general

Rich Burridge (richb)
Fri, 19 Feb 93 13:42:38 PST

Faces in it's current form is definitely not vismon. I fully agree with
Boyd on that. I also agree with him (and Rob Pike) that the KISS (keep it
simple stupid) principal is the way to go. This is why I hate SVR4 and X.

Faces has just grown and grown over time. This is why I want to get back
to something close to Pike's original design, which will involve spliting
faces in three.

Theoretically, just monitoring your mail should then require a much smaller
program. I suspect the good old SVR4 and X libraries will bloat the working
set out though.

Before I do that, I want to give people an existing working faces program.
The last fix for the X-Face support that James Ashton sent me a year ago has
still to be officially applied.

Trying to do this and keep down a RealJob(TM) has been impossible over the
last year. Hence no updates to faces during that period (or any of the other
four programs I maintain mailing lists for and freely support).

I really do respond to constructive critisism (given time).