[dwm] still simplicity or featureitis?

From: markus schnalke <meillo_AT_marmaro.de>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 13:07:01 +0100

Hoi community,

I remember a time (probably between version 4.1 or 4.4 or so), when
the development of dwm became more and more stable. dwm began to reach
a point near "finished" (or "perfect"). Changes became smaller, and
mostly it was optimizing the existent features and simplyfing.

With the multihead thing comming up, I realize a lot of new ideas in
different directions. Changes became big again and everything is a
little bit experimental.
Also complexity increased and the code base as well.

  I think special stuff that only few people use should not be
  included in core (or mainstream) dwm.
  These functionality should be provided as patches instead.

(Patching core dwm should be seen as central characteristic of dwm
usage, in my eyes.)

I would like to see dwm coming back to this nearly finished state
again, because it was nearly finished ... and now it's again in this
"featureitis" trap.
(To be honest, it's not that bad, cause we are aware of it, but we're
close to it ...)

Think about it.

Received on Thu Mar 13 2008 - 13:08:13 UTC

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