Re: [dwm] placement of tags on titles

From: Julian Romero <>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 13:53:23 +0200

On 8/24/06, Sander van Dijk <> wrote:
> It's not the amount of #define's that bother me, but the amount of
> colors to configure. I know that just two extra bordercolors isn't
> much, but where do you draw the line?
dwm it's source code configurable, *everything* is configurable
#define's just help make configuration process faster and code more readable

> Someone else might want separate
> colors for the stdin status thing on the right, or for the titles on
> non-focused windows.
I think most of us (apart from patches) only change the tag list and
the rules, as far as the defaults look right. But it will be great to
have the possiblity to change a color w/out patching the source code.

> To me, part of minimalism is keeping the amount
> of stuff that you can/have to configure small,
Elegance also matters, and having different colors for different
things is more elegant that excesive saving/reusing.

We aren't talking about non-sense parameters like distance between tag
boxes in status bar, or inner-border width in tag highlights, distance
from title's boxes to client border...

Having a total of 4 or 6 colors and a couple of other element's
measurments as #define's won't make dwm bloated.

I don't mind removing things like DEFTAG because it takes 1 second to
change a 0 by another figure and you're done. But stuff like changing
status foreground color... is a different matter if underlying code
isn't ready.


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