Re: [dev] DWM Xinerama

From: Roger <>
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 02:51:40 -0900

> On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 09:43:57AM +0100, Petr Ĺ abata wrote:
>On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 08:54:11PM -0500, Benjamin R. Haskell wrote:
>> On Thu, 10 Nov 2011, Roger wrote:
>> >I'm using dwm-5.9. I'd love to get a dwm-9999.ebuild into Gentoo,
>> >but some hate cvs/svn/git ebuilds and I have a tough time getting
>> >them into Gentoo.
>> It doesn't make a whole lot of sense to have an ebuild in the first
>> place for a piece of software that requires you to alter its source
>> in order to configure it.
>The Gentoo ebuild alows people to supply their own config.h.
>It installs the build systemwide, though. Also it doesn't
>support user patches, I think. I haven't seen it in a while.
>-- Petr

Yes Gentoo already does have an ebuild package for dwm, including a "saved
config" feature to preserve the user's config.h files within a
/etc/portage/savedconfig folder. I haven't used additional patches as I prefer
using the standard package for stability reasons. But I'm sure the DWM ebuild
could be modified to include patches, by including them from the "saved config"
folder as I think of it. Hey, anything is possible if you set your mind to it!

Anyways, I think we're way off topic. ;-)

>> Depending on what patches (if any) you apply, dwm consists of two
>> source files (on the non-draw.c branch). Clone the hg sources,
>> compile it, copy `dwm` into ~/bin, and be happier not fighting with
>> an ebuild and/or bureaucracy.
>> If you really want an ebuild for it, just create it yourself in a
>> local repository.

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