Re: [dwm] rfc: patch: xinerama support

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 10:48:53 +0100

On Wed, Feb 06, 2008 at 08:01:25AM +0000, David Edmondson wrote:
> Here's a first attempt at working Xinerama for dwm. It has rough edges
> (and probably sharp corners), but perhaps someone else will find it
> interesting and provide feedback.
> The current code seems very confused about the difference between
> Zaphod and Xinerama. I cleaned this up only where absolutely necessary
> so far, but this has probably made Zaphod mode support more difficult
> than it was.
> Tags are per-display rather than per-monitor. This fit more naturally
> with the way I work (tested by playing with awesome and xmonad),
> though it is somewhat arbitrary. If two monitors display the same tag
> then the client appears on the lowest numbered monitor (again
> arbitrary).
> There are changes to config.def.h - don't forget to merge them into
> your config.h as appropriate.
> I'll do more work on this, but wanted to get early feedback.
> Comments?

Hmm, I'm not sure about all details in your patch, because it is
kind of different to the way I planned to have the multihead

I don't want a major difference between Xinerama and classic
multihead support, except that with Xinerama one can move
windows between screens. That's why the tagset should be
screen-dependend imho.

Unfortunately I got interrupted during Dec/January proceeding on
the implementation due to my relocation to the UK. But 4.8 will
be out soon and I propose to continue the discussion after that

Atm. I don't plan to make such a change like you propose mainstream.

Kind regards,

 Anselm R. Garbe >< >< GPG key: 0D73F361
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