Re: [dwm] porting dwm to w32 and plan9

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2007 18:27:36 +0200

I have a similiar TODO item on my list. I plan a native win32
dwm reimplementation, but it might take some time. There are
also some other windows window managers, I don't remember their
title (Win Arrange, Tile Windows or something like that).

FYI I'm still rather busy, but I see chances to finish 4.3 next
week. Tomorrow I will stay in Amsterdam, just if someone will be
there as well, give me a call.


On Fri, Jul 06, 2007 at 06:09:18PM +0200, pancake wrote:
> I was thinking about the possibility to port (mostly rewrite) dwm
> to other graphical environments like the plan9 or the w32 one.
> I'm not very familiar with w32 internals or plan9 ones, but reading
> a bit about p9 internals and w32 will be relatively easy to do.
> I was thinking about dwm, because it's extremely simple, lightweight
> and functional. And I love it :)
> There's a blackbox port to w32 and the source looks not very hard to
> read, but w32 is not a developer-friendly environment and I hate that,
> but i have to use it at work. i have no chance. :(
> The plan9 approach looks simpler, so every graphical operation is
> translated into /dev/cons, /dev/draw and /dev/window. Just reading
> and writing from these devices. Reading the source of 'rio' will be
> relatively easy to do it. (plan9 is wonderful, but i really hate to
> use the mouse for every window-related op).
> Currently i have not much time for this, but if anyone is interested
> on this I can help as a coder and tester.
> PD: I have found a tiling window manager for windows (but closed source)
> --pancake

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