Re: [dev] [dmenu] 4.9 segfault on input

From: Igor Fontana <>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 10:50:59 +0000

> > > I wonder what people think if XIM support is removed from dmenu (but kept for
> > > st). Reverting XIM and the input focus change?
> >
> > Absolutely ;) People who need it, could maintain a patch for it.
> I am also not against that since I never use an IME with dmenu. If
> somebody on this list does so, I think now would be a good time to
> speak up...

I think not having XIM is bad. To me it sounds like "japanese is too
complicated, speak english". May be the case that _we_ don't need it
that much, but then we're putting another barrier on who we call _we_.

Having the keyboard working is just too basic and should be provided
by default in any software, not as a separate patch.

And it seems like it's mostly working and that it's not that easy to
trigger the bug. In this case, I think it's even worse to remove it.

That is my political position.

If st isn't affected, can't dmenu be fixed?

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