Re: [hackers] More dwm patches

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016 21:48:57 +0100

On 5 December 2016 at 13:41, Markus Teich <> wrote:
> Anselm R Garbe wrote:
>> Why adding instance/class exceptions for resizehints? Do you have an example
>> where this should be taken into account?
> Markus Teich wrote:
>> - resizehints per client (+1 SLoC): Some old version of mplayer "forced" me to
>> write this. I don't know if this is still a problem, but the patch might be
>> usefull regardless.
> Basically mplayer needed the setting to be inverse to the setting for all other
> clients to behave how I wanted. I think I wanted mplayer to fill the whole tile
> it was assigned to (producing black bars top+bottom or left+right), but could
> only achieve that by enabling resizehints for mplayer. However that would also
> introduce unwanted behavior for other programs, so I wrote this patch. Nowadays
> I use mpv instead of mplayer and could not reproduce this issue with mpv. I
> didn't and don't have time to investigate if that was/is a bug in mplayer, so if
> you think it could be useful in other cases, apply it, if you think it was just
> a bug in mplayer, leave it out.

I prefer to leave it out for now, as changing rules would add a bit of
burden when upgrading existing config.h's.

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