Re: [dwm] event.c

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 11:21:56 +0200

Hi Kurt,

On Tue, Jul 18, 2006 at 11:39:21PM -0500, Kurt Maier wrote:
> I'm pretty excited about dwm. I currently use evilwm, but I've always
> wished there were a minimalistic tiling window manager. I'm hoping
> dwm can be it.

I hope that too.

> I have a question about event.c, though. In it, you have hotkeys set
> up to run specific programs. I don't understand why. If you really
> want to keep dwm fast, small, and on-target, why haven't you removed
> all hotkeys but a terminal? After all, there are plenty of programs,
> like xbindkeys, KeyLaunch, etc. that can handle this functionality.

Simply because I dislike having two different kind of programs
grabbing shortcuts on the root window. dwm has to grab the mouse
and the basic shortcuts anyway, why wasting cpu cycles for yet
another process doing the same? Esp. because xbindkeys is an
abomination at least (it's source consists of more LOC than wmii
last time I checked including libixp, libcext, ...).

> Finally, I'd like to reiterate that I'm very excited about your
> project. Should I submit patches to the mailing list, or to a
> different place?

Yes, send them to the mailinglist...


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