Re: [dev] which versions are dwm patches intended to apply to cleanly?

From: Ben Woolley <>
Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2016 16:18:35 -0700

> On Jul 2, 2016, at 1:40 PM, Eric Pruitt <> wrote:
>> On Sat, Jul 02, 2016 at 01:19:45PM -0700, Ben Woolley wrote:
>> My main issue with having to search patches only is that it is far easier on
>> a remote headless server to install git than a web browser,
> The suckless site is perfectly usable with elinks, w3m and, if I were to
> guess, probably links and lynx, too. Regardless, I think you're
> optimizing for a use case that is an extreme minority; I'm pretty sure
> most people use a browser to review patches on All this
> seems like a large amount of complexity and inconvenience when it comes
> to how most people interact with the site.

Yes, not just most people, but everyone, because that is how the patches are available. I suppose using git to fetch the wiki is possible...

> Maybe I don't understand exactly what you're doing, but if you are
> regularly building dwm on various machines, you should probably automate
> the process instead of manually searching for and re-downloading the
> patches every time.

To be honest, I have been talking about side benefits that are besides the main point. The main point is just that it seems easier to manage disparate patches when they are in git. I suppose that point has already been made, so I don't need to beat a dead horse here and continue. If people don't feel the same, they can do it another way.

> Eric
Received on Sun Jul 03 2016 - 01:18:35 CEST

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