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

From: Ben Woolley <>
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 20:26:11 -0700

I think it is natural for related changes to be consolidated over time. Think of punctuated equilibrium.

Maybe after it is clear that some patches just go well together, fitting a related niche, they could be consolidated to make maintenance easier.

> On Jul 24, 2016, at 12:51 PM, Jan Christoph Ebersbach <> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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
> time.
> 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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