Re: [dev] [dwm] adding docking support

From: Kurt H Maier <>
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2011 18:05:46 -0400

On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 5:38 PM, Bjartur Thorlacius
<> wrote:
> First, docking is generally useful for panels. Dwm sucks as a status
> bar. Should the information displayed in the status bar not be
> properties on the root window to dwm? A panel can then keep track of
> NUMBER_OF_TAGS) and perhaps the current layout.

Panels are a part of a different interface paradigm. dwm does not
have desktops. This is another example of software that shouldn't be
crammed into dwm.

> Touch interfaces don't keep track of a cursor, as hovering isn't
> detected. They do thereby suck less than mouse interfaces. Both are
> useless for programming and ranting, but are useful for mapping. I can
> think of no other use atm.

Blackberry's hybrid touch tracks hovering, as do wacom interfaces.
Not every touch interface is the same, but none of them are
appropriate for dwm.

# Kurt H Maier
Received on Mon Oct 17 2011 - 00:05:46 CEST

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Mon Oct 17 2011 - 00:12:05 CEST