Re: [hackers] [dwm][PATCH] Remove BUGS and TODO

From: Christopher Drelich <>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2018 23:34:08 -0400

I submitted this particular patch because in an off-list discussion I
asked and you replied:

>> (a) Is the TODO up to date, and if so could you clarify what you want a little.

>In my opinion the items in the dwm TODO could be empty/removed.

Maybe I misunderstood, but I got the impression this meant that the
TODO file was not accurate/up-to-date. If the TODO file is in fact
up-to-date and an accurate list of what is wanted for the mainstream
dwm project, then I will look into implementing them.

In terms of bugs in dwm, there seems to be some listed in BUGS and
some in dwm.1, is this desired behavior or would it be better to have
them all in one place?

On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 12:06 PM, Hiltjo Posthuma <> wrote:
> On Wed, May 02, 2018 at 07:40:54PM -0400, Christopher Drelich wrote:
>> It is not clear if BUGS and TODO are up-to-date, and if people are
>> already working on (or have solved these issues.) We also don't know
>> much about an individuals setup. There are much better methods of
>> keeping track of this information besides textfiles in the source
>> tree. Issue trackers, wikis, etc.. are all viable options.
>> It seems best to remove these files and discuss further options. It
>> might even be useful to find a place to talk about wanted patches
>> (Both thsoe that would and would not be included in the main code
>> base.)
> Thats your opinion, I think textfiles are fine and better than most
> issue trackers.
>> ---
>> diff --git a/BUGS b/BUGS
>> deleted file mode 100644
>> index 6c9574a..0000000
>> --- a/BUGS
>> +++ /dev/null
>> _AT_@ -1,44 +0,0 @@
>> ----
>> -
>> -18:17 < Biolunar> when i change my resolution in dwm (to a smaller
>> one) and then back to the native, the top bar is not repainted. that's
>> since 5.7.2, in 5.6 it worked fine
>> -18:19 < Biolunar> is it just happening to me or a (known) bug?
>> -18:24 < Biolunar> and in addition, mplayers fullscreen is limited to
>> the small resolution after i changed it back to the native
>> -
>> -reproducible with xrandr -s but not with --output and --mode, strange
>> -
>> ----
>> -
>> -yet another corner case:
>> -open a terminal, focus another monitor, but without moving the mouse
>> -pointer there
>> -if there is no client on the other monitor to get the focus, then the
>> -terminal will be unfocused but it will accept input
>> -
>> ----
>> -
>> -Donald Allen reported this:
>> -
>> -starting emacs from dmenu in archlinux results in missing configure
>> of emacs, but mod1-space or mod1-shift-space fix this problem. this
>> problem is new and did not happen in 1.6 xorg servers
>> -
>> ----
>> -
>> -voltaic reports this:
>> -
>> -When I use two monitors, one larger in resolution than the other, the
>> -bar is drawn using the smaller x-dimension on both screens. I think
>> -what's happening is that there are two bars drawn, but the short bar
>> -is always on top of the long bar such that I can't see the information
>> -under the short bar. If I switch to the small screen, hide the short
>> -bar, and then switch to the large screen, the long bar is drawn
>> -correctly.
>> -
>> -A similar problem occurs when I have started dwm on a small resolution
>> -monitor (laptop screen) and then I switch to a large external display.
>> -When I do this, the bar itself is drawn for the original smaller
>> -resolution, but the information to be printed on the bar is
>> -right-aligned for a longer bar. So what I see is a bar that has the
>> -right hand side of it cut-off. See attached screenshot.
>> -
>> -I am using standard options for xrandr such as --output VGA1 --auto, etc.
>> -
>> ----
>> diff --git a/TODO b/TODO
>> deleted file mode 100644
>> index b33a08d..0000000
>> --- a/TODO
>> +++ /dev/null
>> _AT_@ -1,4 +0,0 @@
>> -- add a flag to Key to execute the command on release (needed for commands
>> - affecting the keyboard grab, see scrot -s for example)
>> -- add updategeom() hook for external tools like dzen
>> -- consider onscreenkeyboard hooks for tablet deployment
> --
> Kind regards,
> Hiltjo
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