Re: [dev] [dmenu] What is the status of the project?

From: Troels Henriksen <>
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 09:45:44 +0200

Anselm R Garbe <> writes:

> On 17 April 2013 19:18, Hiltjo Posthuma <> wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 6:04 PM, Alexander Sedov <> wrote:
>>> 2013/4/17 Hiltjo Posthuma <>:
>>>> Hehe, just to clarify: the patch I submitted which adds mouse support
>>>> is not meant to be included in the upstream dmenu, because I think
>>>> most people won't like it. However you're free to do whatever you want
>>>> with it.
>>> That's rather surprising, as I found it small and useful. (Especially
>>> the scroll feature). As Martti said, if you don't want a patch to be
>>> in upstream, you can commit to the wiki.
>> I'm glad you find it useful! Sorry for my bad wording. I don't mind if
>> it's being included upstream. My thought was just that there are
>> people who wouldn't need it. Although I don't have the time to
>> maintain this patch for each version I have pushed the patch to the
>> wiki.
> I'm considering adding it, but I will collect some more opinions first.

To me, this sounds exactly like the kind of feature you want in a
seperate patch. It's a rather big amount of code (relative to suckless
standards anyway), and completely unnecessary if you don't like using
the rat. Furthermore, while some dmenu-patches add command line
toggles, that might be used by other programs that use dmenu as a tool,
this feature is completely orthogonal to such compositional use of
dmenu, and thus not as important to dmenu's usefulness as a building
block for other programs.

\  Troels
/\ Henriksen
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