Re: [dev] dwm

From: Kurt H Maier <>
Date: Fri, 6 May 2011 10:17:50 -0400

On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 9:26 AM, <> wrote:
> hm well that should be main-features of a dynamic-window-manager and
> not just available pver a "patch"..these were some of the main reasons I
> liked wmii..

Incorrect. Your desires are based on a misunderstanding of dwm. You
have a 'layout' (this is floating, tiled, monocle, etc) and then you
have 'tags'. Tags are used to determine which set of clients to
display. Layouts are used to determine how displayed clients are
arranged. Reordering windows within a layout is pointless, because
when you are displaying two tags, and then toggle a third, what
determines in which order the newly-displayed clients are arranged?
If you only display one tag at a time, you're not using dwm properly.
If you want wmii, you know where to find it. dwm's current interface
is basically sound, and while people temporarily patch it up to make
it act like a regular 'workspaces' window manager, most people I know
eventually stop doing that as they realize how superior dwm's
interface is. There isn't really another program out there that has
this functionality in such a clean implementation -- dwm is the
standard dynamic window manager.

# Kurt H Maier
Received on Fri May 06 2011 - 16:17:50 CEST

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