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

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2013 20:44:59 +0200

On 19 April 2013 19:14, Fernando C.V. <> wrote:
> A feature that would be a nice improvement would be to extend the behaviour
> of the -f flag to not only grab the keyboard but also draw the window
> already and start adding entries to the menu as they are received from
> stdin.
> That way, we bring dmenu to the user at the instand t=0, even while a
> extremely long list of items that would take long to reach EOF is sent to
> dmenu (sometimes this happens for my dmenu_run script, which cats a history
> file in addition to the list of executables).
> I believe there was some mail at some point from someone that was trying to
> do something like this, but I'm not sure how far did it went.

I'd be curious about the status of such an effort. Back in the early
dmenu days we attempted such stuff, but it led to bloat, thus the idea
was abandoned.

Best regards,
Received on Sat Apr 27 2013 - 20:44:59 CEST

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