Re: [dev] PATCH for/back navigation with xprop

From: Connor Lane Smith <>
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2011 01:14:05 +0100


On 6 June 2011 23:28, Ethan Grammatikidis <> wrote:
> I'm a little bit.. scared of perfectly decent things being cut out in the name of sucklessness to be honest.

It's quite a difficult decision to make, I think. With some tools,
like terminals, if they don't appear instantly it gets quite
irritating. A strcmp isn't going to change things, but it's best to
strip out all you can. But clearly Jon finds this behaviour useful...

(Straying from the topic a little,)

The trouble is, 'suckless' is a slippery pyramid, and it's difficult
to find the apex. The question we need to ask ourselves is, how do we
make this nicer to use than a similar tool? Only for very bloated
programs is the answer just "make it do less". We need to add
something else, too: dwm isn't great because it does less, it's great
for its dynamic tiling and its tags.

Trouble is, finding that something else is difficult.

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