Re: [dwm] [ANNOUNCE] dvtm-0.1

From: Marc Andre Tanner <>
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2007 00:37:59 +0100

On Mon, Dec 24, 2007 at 11:17:11PM +0100, pancake wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 21, 2007 at 10:22:55PM +0100, Marc Andre Tanner wrote:
> > On Fri, Dec 21, 2007 at 11:17:42PM +0100, pancake wrote:
> > > Cool release!
> > >
> > > Did you was able to run dvtm on openbsd or netbsd? I dunno... looks
> > > like librote needs pty.h which is not a bsd stuff (dont know in fbsd)
> > > but building librote with --disable-pty makes the dvtm build faild
> > > because of an missing symbol:
> > >
> > > dvtm.c:(.text+0xafa): undefined reference to `rote_vt_forkpty'
> >
> > Some one already sent me a patch for *BSD support but apparently i broke
> > it again. I should probably set up a kvm/qemu vm as test environment.
> > Try removing the #include <pty.h> in rote.c as this is not needed on
> > *BSD. Then rerun configure without --disable-pty, hope it works.
> Can test this now...But I promise to test it on openbsd and netbsd asap.
> Now i'm enjoying a 33k dialup connection..and next days i'll live
> leeching german wifis, so, not sure when I'll be able to get enought
> uptime to ssh to my bsd boxes O:)

Today i have actually downloaded the latest iso's from
{open,net,free}bsd and opensolaris so i have something to play around.

> > > About the redrawing timeout..Is this a temporally hack? select()
> > > have you taken a look on the screen sources? I dont know how they
> > > handle this in a proper way.
> >
> > It's the way it is until someone proposes a better way / writes a patch :)
> > I haven't looked at the screen sources yet, if i find the time i will
> > investigate in a select based solution.
> Maybe you can have a look at 'tm' source:

I have already implemented a select() based event loop. It can be obtained
with git or directly here:;h=b6848a85be5b1a29d5f82de6692f30808e982825

This includes some other improvements like the possibility to minimize windows
(only the titlebar is shown), a new fullscreen layout, and an optional status bar
which reads from a named pipe. I plan to do another release soon but
i am currently investigating migrating from librote to a librote
derivate called madtty which is just a single file and could be linked
into dvtm.

> > > For the rest. Awesome work! I find it quite usable and makes my
> > > putty sessions more comfortable :)
> Maybe I miss a scrolling log for each terminal..

Yep would be handy in some situations.


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Received on Thu Dec 27 2007 - 00:36:46 UTC

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