Re: [dev] wmii: fullscreen window, new window becomes floating?

From: hailukah <>
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2009 08:47:55 -0500

On Sat, 26 Sep 2009 08:41:00 +0200
Dieter Plaetinck <> wrote:

> On Sat, 26 Sep 2009 04:33:02 +0200
> hiro <> wrote:
> > how about changing the code and keeping your own awesome patch?
> >
> I suck at C.
> I think that adding some customizability would be a good thing.
> Dieter

I suck at C too. It took me two hours of reading man pages just to get
some extra code to compile that was basically just copy/paste from other
areas in the source. But I *learned* something. That's the important

I haven't looked at the wmii source, but dwm and surf both have been
rather easy to follow. That's because of the great developers here.
We, as mere lusers, don't want the code to become bloated, full of
crap, and harder to change. I read somewhere that good developers make
code that they can read. Great developers make code that *anyone* can

Just dig into the code for an afternoon. Try changing something. A
border width or something. When the compile fails go read up on
programming in C. Start small. I no time you'll have something worked
out you can call your own.

Have fun!
Received on Sat Sep 26 2009 - 13:47:55 UTC

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