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       flaw - a Lua OO management framework for awesome WM widgets


       flaw  stands  for  Fully  Loaded AWesome.  It is a LUA object oriented library providing a
       thin abstraction layer above awesome widgets.  It is aimed at being simple  and  resources

       To achieve these goals, flaw provides the following concepts.

              To  add  functionality to awesome widgets, flaw defines gadget objects, which are a
              wrapper around a widget.  All gadgets have properties, events, a refresh  mechanism
              and  a data provider (see below).  Gadgets can wrap all awesome widget type, namely
              text boxes, image boxes, graphs or progress bars.  flaw provides many  gadgets  for
              common system information (like CPU or memory activity).

              flaw  tries  to  minimise system access and data refresh.  Since all information do
              not have the same expiration rate, all gadgets refresh  independently.   And  since
              some  gadgets can share information, all data is provided by providers which can be
              shared among gadgets.  Providers maintain status data from the system and refreshes
              only  when  necessary  (ie.  when the gadget with the shortest refresh rate demands

       events Events are a way for the user to modify the gadget  behaviour  or  properties  when
              some  conditions  are  met.   An event is composed of a trigger, which computes the
              condition, and an action.  Event triggers are tested by  the  providers  only  when
              data changes.  Both the condition and the action are provided by the user.


       flaw     depends     on    the    lua-filesystem    package    which    can    be    found  Once installed, the following statement  must
       be inserted in awesome configuration before any flaw gadget or mechanism is used.

       Using  flaw  consists  in  creating  gadgets,  passing  them parameters to customize their
       display and events to add some behaviour to them, and then adding them in a wibox like any
       other  awesome  widget.   flaw  and  awful  gadgets  can  live together. The complete flaw
       documentation is available in Luadoc format. Enter the following command to generate it.
              LUA_PATH="path_toflaw/doclet/html/?;;" luadoc -d html --nofiles *.lua


       flaw tries to recover upon bad invocations.   When  something  wrong  occurs,  it  outputs
       warning  or  error  messages to stderr (for example, if awesome was started with xsession,
       output will be found in ~/.xsession-errors ).


       Certainly a lot.


       David Soulayrol <david.soulayrol at gmail dot net>


       awesome(1), awesome-client(1), awesomerc(5)

                                          FEBRUARY 2009                                   flaw(7)