You do realize that the entire purpose of Ratpoison is to do away with the mouse? In other words, the learning curve for using it is very steep as you must relearn how to do everything via the keyboard. This isn't something that would lend itself to the distribution or ease of use.
I'm really touched by your concern, buddy, but in my case, i've been using rp for a while, here is my .ratpoisonrc:
alias term exec xterm
exec xrdb -merge "$HOME"/.Xdefaults
set winname class
set padding 0 0 0 0
defbarpadding 0 0
exec xsetroot -solid black -cursor_name left_ptr
bind semicolon colon
set bargravity sw
set winfmt %n %s %t
set fgcolor yellow
set bgcolor black
set font "Terminus-12"
alias showroot exec ratpoison -c fdump; ratpoison -c 'select -' -c only
alias unshowroot exec ratpoison -c "frestore at $HOME/.rpfdump"
### Escritorios virtuales/Workspaces
exec rpws 1
exec /usr/bin/rpws init 6 -k
## bind = F13
bind F1 exec rpws 1
bind F2 exec rpws 2
bind F3 exec rpws 3
bind J exchangedown
bind K exchangeup
bind L exchangeright
bind H exchangeleft
bind j focusdown
bind l focusright
bind h focusleft
definekey top M-Tab next
definekey top M-ISO_Left_Tab prev
### Atajos de teclas/Keybindings
bind e exec pcmanfm
bind f exec firefox
bind m exec sylpheed
bind u exec xchat
bind l exec leafpad
bind r restart
bind h exec sudo /sbin/halt -p
bind o exec sudo /sbin/shutdown -r now
bind w windows
bind space exec xterm
bind k kill
bind Escape abort
bind q only
## Las teclas de de la fila de arriba no precisan de bind (F13)
# Para lanzar un Run box/To launch a Run box (Ctrl+Space bar):
definekey top C-space exec
# Para hacer un screenshot/To make a screenshot (Press the Print key)
definekey top Print exec xterm -e scrot -cd 10
# Sound Volume
bind KP_Multiply exec amixer set Master 5%+
bind KP_Divide exec amixer set Master 5%-
I get the feeling you're requesting packages just for the sake of requesting packages that aren't in the repo. As with your other request, there's absolutely no rhyme or reason to even do this.
Now, why would i do that?
I'm a translator by profession, i like 'unclutter' because when i'm reading, the mouse pointer stays outta the way, making it easy to read.
As for rp, it's not bloated, i don't have to take my hands off the kbd to use the mouse, divides the screen horizontally so i can read on top and translate at the bottom.
What is the purpose of this sub-forum? To request packages that are useful to make your job easier.
Now, if you don't like it don't do it. What is more, eliminate the sub-forum.
Give us a list of packages YOU like and we could choose, instead of specultating as to the reasons the user has to petition a package.
Both of these packages are very small; it's not like i'm requesting Gnome or KDE.
People like you alienate new users, and that's no good for Vector Linux one bit!