Re: [dev] dwm in a window

From: Uriel <>
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2009 12:45:52 +0200

Agreed, people forgets that wmi did support nesting in a similar sense
to this (with frames or whatever it was called), and nesting of window
structures sucks when the main input method is the keyboard (In rio
the boundary is better defined, plus the use of the mouse makes the
context much more explicit and removes ambiguities).

The key to the Plan 9 model is that the environment and context
provided by the window system to its apps is the same the window
system itself expects, short of xnest (which is a huge and horrible
hack) I dont think anything similar is possible in X unless you
replace the whole model with something sensible like libdraw.


On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 11:17 AM, hiro<> wrote:
> Sorry, but this sounds complicated.
> On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 10:57 AM, yy<> wrote:
>> 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 .
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