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

From: Eric Pruitt <>
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 20:42:04 -0700

On Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 05:21:42PM +0200, FRIGN wrote:
> 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.

Something I do with my patches to make them easier manually edit the
resulting diffs to reduce lines of context for certain chunks. As a
result, rebasing some of changes on newer versions of dwm becomes a
little less painful. I will also sometimes write code in a less
efficient manner if it means I can produce a patch that won't conflict
with any of my other patches while still applying cleanly to dwm.

Up until about a month ago, I kept a copy of the dwm repo that I
periodically merged with the suckless master tree, but I now keep a
repository of patches alone that get applied to dwm using a Makefile
( More recently, I decided to
combine all of my suckless configurations and GUI-related programs into
a single repo that is yet unpublished but works similarly to the
aforementioned link. Here's what the Makefile for that currently looks
I'm using GNU make and taking advantage of the numerous features it
provides. I know that monstrosity is far from suckless, but it works
well, and I've learned a lot about GNU make.

Received on Mon Jul 25 2016 - 05:42:04 CEST

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