Re: [dwm] dwm's future

From: Alexander Polakov <>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2009 00:05:39 +0400

2009/4/25, yy <>:
> There is a middle way solution. I just thought about it, and will
> probably have its drawbacks, but here it goes: keep a bar with only
> the tags and tile symbol and print the sel client title to stdout.
> This way you can use an external program (dzen) to render the title
> (and status text, of course). I don't think nobody needs unicode
> glyphs in their tag names or tile symbols, you wouldn't need cairo in
> dwm (but could add it to dzen) and would remove a lot of loc getting
> ride of status text and window title.

One can export tag names, active tags, layout and active window via
root window properties, and handle them with a bunch of shell scripts
and dzen2, like it's done in echinus.
Received on Sat Apr 25 2009 - 20:05:39 UTC

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