Re: [dev] [dwm] drop the bars (was: systray in upstream dwm?)

From: Calvin Morrison <>
Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2012 14:38:26 -0400

On 7 April 2012 14:35, Lee Fallat <> wrote:
>> Xft and Systray would be implemented by a separate program and all the
>> fruitless discussions about the visual stuff, would come to an end.
> This sounds like a wonderful solution, but I can't see how dwm's status bar
> can be implemented via something like dzen...Things like the current window
> square and windows open squares wouldn't be possible unless you literally
> printed a square character. If I can see a way that's easily implementable
> though I'd be up for trying to strip dwm's status bar and reworking it so
> it'd somehow work with pipes or something.

One way would be to do a file system based or socket or any IPC
mechanism with dwm. Patch dwm to send singals or whatever you want to
another program or script to do that lifting for you. wmii ish?

or just use a window manager that fits your needs.

Received on Sat Apr 07 2012 - 20:38:26 CEST

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