Re: [dev] [dwm] Why should (or shouldn't) dwm have a spawn function?

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Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2021 14:04:02 +0200 (CEST)

I appreciate the discussion.

Jun 29, 2021, 07:04 by

> You are mistaken there, I don't think a software can take pride in
> something (here dwm), and the more closer community taking care of it
> (suckless) doesn't believe in "keeping its userbase small and elitist".
> On the contrary, I think most people there enjoy producing software
> that looks good to them, and it's always nice to see others finding
> in it some use for themselves too.
> What you may think about though, is that there is little interest in
> dealing with acting consumers who just ask for something they want,
> thinking the world revolves around their own centric view.
> Suckless isn't selling products, its writing softwares that are useful
> for somebody, and sharing them.
> Most people come with a good attitude whith the will to learn in order
> to make the modifications they want for themselves, and they find help
> in the community for starting up or when there's a blocking point.
> Sometimes the change they need is also a good improvement and will be
> included in the software, sometimes it's not and will not.
> Also, novices are welcome to ask questions, there are no stupid
> questions as long as there is a will to learn and a minimum effort in
> reading documentation pointed out by people and what is being explained
> when questions being answered.
> There's nothing elitist about this, the whole wiki is open to anybody
> who think they can push a sensible modification, trusting people to be
> responsible for what they do.
I'm glad that, as this one I'm responding to, all the other answers had a different — and similar — take on the elitism quote (I assume you all recognized it, but to err on the safe side, it's at <>).

However, worded at it is now, I think we will agree that for someone on the outside it will come out as proud or warding off, whereas something like "we have no interest in being very popular or trendy; our software will not be expanded to adapt to every user's possible particular taste" might be more to the point here raised and does look quite healthy.
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