Re: [dev] new pre-patched version of dwm available

From: Jan Christoph Ebersbach <>
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:51:12 +0200


I also keep a patched version of dwm at that
stacks all the patches in order to smoothly apply them. This is also
how I develop my patch using quilt.

Unfortunately, it's extremely hard to port interwoven patches back to
mainline. I have some tooling at that
reduces the pain to the bare minimum but even this is a lot of pain and

Personally, I'd recommend newbies that want to use a patched version to
find someone who's maintaining a "fork". Maybe these "forks" could be
listed in the patches section of the wiki. What do you think?

Jan Christoph

PS: I'll update my share of patches in the next 1-2 weeks to the current

On Sat 23-07-2016 17:21 +0200, FRIGN wrote:

> On Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:54:36 -0800 Britton Kerin
> <> wrote:
> Hey Britton,
> > dwm needs patches to be good but the patches area is a mess and I
> > couln't get along with devs about fixing it, so I thought a
> > pre-rolled version of dwm might be useful instead:
> you really raise a valid point, fortunately, as you may know, there
> are proceedings to clean up the wiki and the progress is already
> pretty good. It's a difficult matter because patches interfere. I
> know of no way to make multiple patches inclusive to each other, in
> many cases it is not possible. There are some things thought that I'd
> like to see in mainline, e.g. removing borders of the window when
> there's only one window in the current tag.
> Cheers

Jan Christoph Ebersbach
I didn’t want some petty, inferior brand of righteousness that comes
from keeping a list of rules when I could get the robust kind that comes
from trusting Christ - God’s righteousness.  Phil 3:9

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