Re: [dev] Building workarounds to libxft bug into dwm, st and dmenu

From: Hiltjo Posthuma <>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2019 16:12:47 +0100

On Fri, Jan 25, 2019 at 02:21:26PM +0000, Nick wrote:
> Quoth Alexander Krotov:
> > It is a known bug in libxft:
> >
> >
> > You can remove Noto fonts as a workaround.
> Is there still resistance amongst maintainers of st, dwm and dmenu
> to work around this in the code? Something like the recent patch
> sent to the hackers list, subject line:
> [hackers] [libsl][PATCH] Workaround Xft BadLength X error
> looks perfectly reasonable to me. This has been a crashing problem
> for quite a while now, and it looks like it will be a while longer
> until upstream and the distros most people use fix libxft.

Yes, this patch looks much better. The previous patch (ignore the error
handler) was unacceptable, I'll look into it this weekend probably.

> That way we can devote the mailing list to more productive pursuits,
> like arguing for the millionth time that C++ is terrible.

Don't keep spamming the mailinglist with the same things then. It is up to the
community to make the mailinglist interesting. An example could be to post your
personal projects (that conform to the suckless philosophy ofcourse) or patches
that make the software world better.

It is a community group effort to make suckless an interesting and fun place to

Kind regards,
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