Re: [dwm] dwm's future

From: Dusan <>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2009 20:29:12 +0200

On Sat, 25 Apr 2009 19:23:50 +0100
Anselm R Garbe <> wrote:

> Hi there,
> I discussed several stuff on IRC recently but wanted to share my
> thoughts here.
> 1. One idea is getting rid of the dwm bar altogether and to print the
> dwm state to stdout when it changes, however after thinking carefully
> about it I conclude that having the bar build-in is definately a
> stayer. It's so much simpler than the hassle with an external bar, not
> worth it. So very unlikely.

Please keep bar, that's why dwm is great out of the box.
> 2. Another idea is to switch to another dependency for the rendering
> bit which could possibly be cairo. After all I'm nearly giving up the
> hope that X font handling will ever be fixed and work properly, so
> that relying on a pile of other crap seems to become a solution. cairo
> is a dependency for firefox and I guess that every dwm user uses
> firefox occasionally. And we might benefit from a little bit smoother
> looking dwm (same for dmenu of course and my ongoing st efforts). I
> think this idea is quite likely.


> 3. A third idea for legacy support is, that I tend to add a
> compile-time option or a specific Rule extension that let's you set to
> reparent all clients or certain clients which are broken such as
> Mathematica or various Swing apps, though I'm not absolutely sure how
> likely that is. Somehow my inner feelings are against it, because it's
> not a dwm problem and those broken apps should be fixed.

No. Adding exceptions will increase code and you can't possibly cover
all broken applications.

> Please feel free to comment or add other ideas to this list.
> Kind regards,
> --Anselm
Received on Sat Apr 25 2009 - 18:29:12 UTC

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