Re: [dwm] C-version of dwm status (no xsetroot needed)

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 19:12:22 +0000


hg tip contains Neale's x property based status feed approach which I
agree with after some thought. I think there are no open issues
anymore and no need for popen, SIGALRM and spawn2 etc.

Try it, I'm going to do a new release tomorrow.

Kind regards,

2008/12/16 Guillaume Quintin <>:
> On Tue, 16 Dec 2008 12:38:17 -0500
> Jeremy Jay <> wrote:
>> Here's some simple C code I wrote to handle setting the
>> xprop without using xsetroot. At the moment it just
>> spawns the same shell scripts I used before, but it may
>> be useful for those having issues with xsetroot...
>> If anyone is interested, this is the beginings of a
>> libnotify-aware status script :)
>> Jeremy
> Hi,
> IMHO it is too complicated. Moreover that's exactly the solution
> I proposed some days ago but mine was simplier and within dwm.c. This
> will not satisfy Donald Chai :
> Donald Chai wrote in a previous post :
> My status text includes the weather (updated only every 15min to
> avoid hammering their servers), and the time (updated once a minute,
> on the minute, to reduce my wakeups-per-second in PowerTOP). For me,
> this SIGALRM and spawn2 would require that I store some temporary
> data somewhere between invocations.
> Anselm, if you don't like popen, then take Jeremy's runScript function.
> Neale Pickett, where are you in your investigations ? Could be X the
> problem ?
> --
> Kind regards,
> Guillaume Quintin.
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