Re: [dev] [dwm] adding docking support

From: Kurt H Maier <>
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 08:44:47 -0400

On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 8:18 AM, Bjartur Thorlacius
<> wrote:
> Yet dwm sports a half-assed status bar that works as an application
> launcher and clock. This could be implemented more modularily by
> XEmbedding... although it would probably wind more complicated than
> necessary.

dwm's status bar is indeed half-assed, and there's a very good reason for it:

most dock interfaces (such as provided by ewmh and friends) presume a
desktop metaphor, which dwm doesn't use. trying to force dwm to use
ewmh's interfaces results in either a shitty, useless status display
or a crippled dwm use case. since no tools really support the concept
of tagging, it's much simpler (and cleaner to code) to just have dwm
report that status instead of trying to export tagsets to some program
that, in all likelihood, doesn't know what to do with that

# Kurt H Maier
Received on Mon Oct 17 2011 - 14:44:47 CEST

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