Re: [dev] [dwm] Optional status bar

From: Bjartur Thorlacius <>
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2012 16:01:09 -0000

On Sat, 28 Jan 2012 15:28:24 -0000, Kurt H Maier <>
> This phrasing suggests an implicit approval of the way e.g.
> ewmh-compliant software handles docks. dwm handles docks perfectly fine
> -- it renders them like any other x window. if the dock doesn't like
> it, that is the dock's problem, not dwm's.
Dwm creates a dock (status bar) of its own and manages unlike any other x
window. Dwm is configured to use a menu that, rather than being managed
like any other x window, requests exemption from window management. By
your logic, if dmenu is not best "rendered like any other x window" than
dmenu is broken, and so is the status bar.

> not supporting ewmh is not a fault, it's a design decision.
A design decision moot by the very menu that dwm is configured for by
default and maintained along with. Remove override-redirect from dmenu,
and I'll believe this is a question of design.

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