Re: [dev] Some suckless hackathon 2017 preparation

From: Michael Forney <>
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2017 10:55:16 -0700

On 2017-09-01, Silvan Jegen <> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 01, 2017 at 08:40:34AM -0400, Carlos Torres wrote:
>> > On Aug 30, 2017, at 2:07 PM, Silvan Jegen <> wrote:
>> >
>> > * Wayland dwm prototype?
>> > * Suckless Wayland client library prototype?
>> I think Michael Forney has already addressed these issues.
> Yes, I am aware of those.
> I assume we will have another look at those to see if suckless is
> interested in the apporach taken within them or not. The wl-st Michael
> wrote has diverged quite a bit from upstream so one goal could be to
> merge them back? Not sure.

Just to give an update on this:

It's not that my st branch has diverged from upstream (in fact, I've
tried hard to make the differences as small as possible). It was quite
difficult to keep up with changes to master because st was just a
single >4k line file with X11 calls mixed in throughout. Every change
was a tricky merge conflict. I attempted to separate the X11-specific
stuff into x.c, but have not had a chance to rebase my changes after
this split.

If anyone plans to work on this, I suggest rendering with pixman and
freetype rather than wld, which has quite limited font support (I have
plans to replace it with something else in the future).

I hope the wayland-related work at the hackathon won't just be
duplicates of my efforts.
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