Re: [dwm] Documentation!

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 20:37:41 +0200

On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 07:32:37PM +0100, David Tweed wrote:
> On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 10:18 AM, Henrik Holst <> wrote:
> > On Sun, May 18, 2008 at 10:40:39PM +0200, wrote:
> >> I've been waiting for the code movement to slow down before looking at
> >> it again. Can I just confirm dwm will still technically work linked
> >> against libxinerama, just doesn't have any special processing for it.
> >> (As Jimmy mentions, if you haven't got a monitor buying a widescreen
> >> one makes sense but if you've already got one it's easier to
> >> requisition/buy another than replace it with a new one.)
> >>
> >
> > Is it really a problem of code being developed? Or is it a problem with
> > a stable API*, for patches and such? Maybe that is what dwm needs in
> > dwm-5.x, a promise of a stable api and workflow.
> It's partly that over the last 6 months or so I've been incredibly
> busy and partly that there have been lots of short-lived refactorings
> (in the sense they then got refactored differently) without much
> actual core functionality changes, so I didn't really want to spend
> much time porting stuff again and again. I don't have a problem using
> a patched 4.4 until things settle down again, and I actually support
> experimentation with features to see if they're useful. If I had a
> comment, I'd suggest there have perhaps been more changes to try
> different code aesthetics on the same functionality which I see as a
> bit of a distraction. But hey, it's Anselm's wm and he's been dwm
> writing code lately which I haven't so it's his choice :-)

I believe that things will settle with 5.0, because I already
focus more on st.

Kind regards,

 Anselm R. Garbe >< >< GPG key: 0D73F361
Received on Mon May 19 2008 - 20:37:41 UTC

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