Re: [dwm] xprop patch

From: yy <>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 09:21:56 +0100

2008/12/9 Anselm R Garbe <>:
> 2008/12/9 Neale Pickett <>:
>> I very much like this patch. I realized right away that I would never
>> again need to restart dwm when I work on my status script. When it
>> dies, I can just start it up again without restarting DWM. Someone
>> could even have multiple programs running to update the status text. It
>> removes the need for the "readin" variable: you either set the property
>> or you don't.
> I dislike X properties, however I like your patch a lot and consider
> it making mainstream, since it simplifies dwm a lot and fixes a lot of
> issues. dwm depends on X anyways, so for the status text mechanism to
> happen, it's the simpler method.
>> This would be 40 if the property were hard coded to XA_WM_NAME. I left
>> in a comment to use a property named "DWM_STATUS" instead of XA_WM_NAME,
>> so people could play with it easily, but I think XA_WM_NAME is
>> ultimately the right way to do it.
> XA_WM_NAME is the way to go.

I have the same opinion. Now that I see the patch it looks so clear
that I also vote for its inclusion in main. I was completely wrong
about this, my apologies to Mr.Pickett ;)

- yiyus || JGL .
Received on Wed Dec 10 2008 - 08:21:56 UTC

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