[news] [dwm] 6.1 release

From: Hiltjo Posthuma <hiltjo_AT_codemadness.org>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2015 00:50:04 +0100

Hi suckless developers!,

After a long time (dwm 6.0 was released on 2011-12-19) it is time for a new
dwm release. Thanks goes out to all the people involved at making the software
better in various ways!

Alot of things have changed, make sure to update your config.h and rebase the
wiki patches you maintain on dwm 6.1.

The older wiki patches (specifically pre-6.0) and functionality that was merged
(xft) will be removed in a while (few weeks time).


dwm-6.1: http://dl.suckless.org/dwm/dwm-6.1.tar.gz
SHA1: 3f41d930d46b6705a76d860d12bf3feffc614581

Release notes

I tried to reconstruct the notes from the git log and give credit to
the proper authors, there may be some mistakes.

  - Now uses Xft for font rendering by default with fallback-font
support, this also allows anti-aliased fonts and such.
    The font string matching will be different, check out
for the font string syntax, huge thanks to Eric Pruitt and the other
people who worked on the dwm-xft patch (previously on the wiki).
  - Uses a shared libdraw codebase (also used for dmenu right now).
  - _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW improvements (Andreas Amanns).
  - _NET_CLIENT_LIST support (Andreas Amanns).
  - Spawn dmenu on the selected monitor in dwm (dmenu -m option).
  - Use st as default terminal from now on (used to be xterm).

Notable fixes:
  - Barwin memory leak fix (Eckehard Berns).
  - Drw_text width check fix (Jochen).
  - Setfullscreen: don't process the property twice (Quentin Rameau,
Markus Teich).
  - Smoother resizing of floating windows (capped at 60fps), (Hiltjo).
  - Unfocus on slow sloppy monitor focus (Connor Lane Smith).

Build improvements:
  - config.mk: add $FREETYPELIBS and $FREETYPEINC, simpler to override
(ports and *BSDs).

Kind regards,
Hiltjo Posthuma
Received on Mon Nov 09 2015 - 00:50:04 CET

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