[dwm] dwm on openmoko

From: pancake <pancake_AT_youterm.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 19:01:37 +0100

I have recently adquired an OpenMoko device (neo1973) and managed to
build dwm 4.7 on it:


I find quite interesting the zoom feature which makes the interface quite
interesting for finger use together with the mouse-on-title patch, but
there are some problems, i'll think/try to fork dwm for finger use and use
openmoko and n810 as testing environments.

The most anoying problem is the miss of right and center buttons and some
openmoko-related problems that I think are related to a self modified
matchbox which sucks to me..

I think is funny to test things like that, btw i think that current free
environments for mobile gadgets are slow and bloated..android looks fast
and stable, but i think that a minimalistic approach would be interesting
for a phone interface.

a problem i found with openmoko ...and probably for other environments is
that the keyboard popups only when a entry widget is selected, the keyboard
should not get focus and become a floating window, but dwm does not and
the keyboard applications starts to start/stop all the time having to zoom
single to return to a stable state. weird. Is any X11 event to avoid a window
taking focus? should be this managed by dwm? I shoud have to get a look on
the virtual keyboard code..

Small devices claim small software :)

my line to build dwm for openmoko was:

$ make CC="$CC" CFLAGS="-I. -I/usr/local/openmoko/arm/arm-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/include/ -DVERSION=\"\\\"4.7\\\"\"" LDFLAGS="-L /usr/local/openmoko/arm/arm-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/lib -Wl,-R /usr/local/openmoko/arm/arm-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/lib -lX11"

after setuping the environment

have fun!

Received on Fri Feb 15 2008 - 19:01:36 UTC

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