Re: [dev] [dwm] adding docking support

From: Robert Ransom <>
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 13:20:45 +0000

On 2011-10-16, Kurt H Maier <> wrote:
> 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.

Perhaps you missed the exponential blowup he suggested.

I would think you'ld *like* setting _NET_NUMBER_OF_DESKTOPS to 2^10 by
default. Most pagers should explode quite spectacularly with that
many virtual desktops.

Robert Ransom
Received on Mon Oct 17 2011 - 15:20:45 CEST

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