Re: [dev] dwm in a window

From: yy <>
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2009 10:57:49 +0200

2009/7/5 Alexander Polakov <>:
>  Well, explaining is not my best (and english too), so better take a
> look at a picture

Well, I think this is awesome, it is sad to see how quickly this
thread turned into another dead-end discussion about how much X sucks.

There are so many possibilities with nested dwm instances that I think
some ideas would be worth trying. I can see its application to web
browsers like surf or uzbl, or how a "master dwm" with a nested dwm
per tag could be used as a workspaces on top of dwm solution. I can
think of better examples, but I have some questions:

I had a quick glance at the code and I guess what you are doing is
getting control of the windows given in the command line with scan. Is
there any reason windows cannot be moved between dwm's on the fly? how
difficult would it be to communicate the different dwm instances?
(moving clients between them based on rules and user actions would be
enough for me, more elaborated interfaces could be possible). Also, I
would really like to know where is dwm on a window situated with
respect to xephyr and rio, whatever you think about Plan9, running rio
inside rio is a great feature, if I can have that with dwm I think is
one of the most killer features you could have in a window manager.

Don't you think the integration of this feature into dwm could be well
worth? Maybe not, maybe it is just a hack or not a good idea at all,
but I would like to see some discussion about that.

- yiyus || JGL .
Received on Wed Jul 08 2009 - 08:57:49 UTC

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