Re: [dwm] still simplicity or featureitis?

From: pancake <>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 18:09:44 +0100

On Thu, 13 Mar 2008 17:49:10 +0100
"Anselm R. Garbe" <> wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 11:52:20AM -0400, Jeremy O'Brien wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 01:48:49PM +0100, Szabolcs Nagy wrote:
> > > On 3/13/08, markus schnalke <> wrote:
> > Personally, I've switched to wmii until dwm reaches a more usable state
> > again... The changes are just too much for me to get used to and I feel
> > like it has gone in a backwards direction...
> Well, this is not true for at least 2 weeks imho.

Hey! Don't be tragic ;)

The change between 4.7 and 4.8 is going to be more drastic than expected
originally, but don't panic, you can still using 4.7. The development
direction is imho going in a more flexible way and this will make dwm
more flexible and extensible.

The current config.h complexity can be easily reduced for single user monitors
and the current idea permits to extend without increasing complexity
extremely. We will probably need to rewrite the layouts and other stuff
to match this new paradigm which I don't see definitive, because of the
limitation of the master area that makes nmaster like layouts more hard to port.

BTW I see some benefits on this new paradigm, but I cant test xinerama atm,
and I understand the comminity wants a new release. But it's probably unnecessary.

THe current dwm in hg has some pixel width problems, so I think it needs more work.

What's your proposal to solve the xinerama problem?

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