Re: [dwm] Re: What happened here?

From: Christian Garbs <>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 18:28:06 +0100

On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 01:42:32PM +0100, hiro wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 11:22 AM, Yoshi Rokuko <> wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 10:37:58AM +0100, hiro wrote:

> >> Still, dwm somehow seems very much not unix alike for me.

> > what do you mean, or what would be a more nix'isch WM?

> Could be, that X doesn't allow it to be more unixy, and like I said,
> if you don't want to change the configuration, you could say dwm is
> just a simple window manager.
> But as the task for most people on this list is configuring it like
> crazy, I don't think one should consider dwm unixy in this use case,
> it's not flexible enough.

In my understanding, the unix way is "do just one thing and do it
good". A single program does not need to be flexible, but instead you
are flexible by stacking simple programs together as you like (shell
scripts, pipes etc.)

dwm arranges the windows on the screen, nothing more, nothing less.
No program icons, no desktop environment, no notification services.


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