Re: [dev] [dwm] 2000 SLOC

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2011 11:19:51 +0100

On Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 10:50:31AM +0100, Connor Lane Smith wrote:
> On 30/10/2011, Anselm R Garbe <> wrote:
> > Apart from this, the boundary of 2kSLOC was chosen kind of randomly. I
> > personally feel that an average mind like myself can grasp 2k SLOC
> > easily and that this is a good strategy to keep the code readable and
> > maintainable.
> That reminds me: I think we need more comments. Although I have a fair
> grasp of how dwm works, there are a few aspects which remain confusing
> to me. Based on people's very positive reactions to my adding a bunch
> of comments to dmenu recently, I think it would be a great idea to add
> some to dwm, just explaining "what is going on"...

I will review your dmenu changes in order to judge here.

> Documentation in general is where the suckless project is somewhat
> lacking. It would be nice if we could make a group effort to write a
> big chunk of documentation on how to use dwm and dmenu, maintaining
> patch queues, and so on. We have a few pages on the site wiki, but
> docs are *very* thin on the ground. And as a bonus we'd probably get
> fewer people on IRC repeatedly asking the same questions.

I agree with this. The current wiki is in a very bad state.
I want to do this under the regime of 'sharpening the suckless philosophy'.

First I want many projects removed from, only the real key
projects should survive. I plan to set up or something
similar in a couple of weeks to allow for an archive of those non fitters, as
otherwise I fear that nobody wants to volunteer in relocating wmii for

_AT_Uriel would you like to host wmii at I kind of doubt this...

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