Re: [dev] [DWM] suggestion for dwm

From: Antoni Grzymala <>
Date: Sun, 3 Jan 2010 21:51:15 +0100

Peter John Hartman dixit (2010-01-03, 13:51):

> I agree w/r/t removing the status feature in dwm. If it isn't a
> trayer, then what is its purpose? Of course, primary motivation is
> that an alternative standalone trayer can do whatever it is that the
> status feature is doing anyway (or so it seems). Hence, it is
> superfluous.

The tray “protocol” itself is a totally borken idea of the useless WIMP
paradigm. A workaround for a workaround. Makes even less sense in the
tagged dwm environment.

As to the status bar itself, it serves a far better purpose than the
crappy tray (a useless 16x16 or so pixel area per program), for you can
actually write *text*, of all things, in the statusbar. The humankind
developed *writing* to move on from the hieroglyphs and I don't really
understand the urge to discard all the years of development and get back
to primitive pictograms for conveying information.

If your apps are crappy or unhackable enough that you can't dig
interesting info from them (like unread IM/mail messages and the like)
and display that info as human-readable text in the status bar, than
it's perhaps high time to look for alternatives.


> I agree w/r/t removing the status feature in dwm.

Says who?

End of rant.

Received on Sun Jan 03 2010 - 20:51:15 UTC

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