Re: [dev] SGI Irix look (4Dwm)

From: Bigby James <>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:50:06 -0500

On 10/22, Andrew Gwozdziewycz wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 21, 2014 at 8:42 PM, <> wrote:
> >> Why not patch dwm to draw the appropriate decorations around windows?
> >> It can't be that difficult to do, and the code base is easy enough to navigate...
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > By patching do you mean configuring some file or actually modifying dwm's code base? Are there any examples out there I could start off with?
> dwm supports changing colors around, but that's not going to get you
> close to where I think you want to be. You'd have to learn how dwm
> draws stuff and modify the source. Luckily for you, dwm is like 2,000
> lines of fairly readable C, and not all that complicated.
> I haven't looked, but you might also find a patch to get you started
> here:

I think this is what you want. By the author's own admission, it's kinda
hack-ish and gross.

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