Problems with various console apps
I tried this wm based on a link to the freshmeat article. Fantastic concept, just what I wanted for an old IBM 560 laptop that was to be enlisted to back-and-forth library duty (the old lappy you don't mind having stolen). Unfortunately, I have to give it poor marks. I was able to compile it to use aterm, xterm, and rxvt on different occasions. Each time console apps like "less" and "man" (essential one that latter, no?) displayed their pages only on half the screen real estate (800x600) and also presented various forms of buffer chaos. Having visited the #ratpoison irc chan on freenode, I was told that it was an "X bug" by a helpful chap who shall remain nameless. An X bug?
He informed me that I should use an: "eval `resize`" -- and this indeed did solve the issue...only it was necessary to do that for each xterm.
I would love to be able to use a wm like rp...seems like the most minimalistic around -- but unless it can handle ultra-common apps like "less" and "man," I must warn other lightweight wm seekers away.