Re: [hackers] [PATCH] Install LICENSE and BUGS

From: Quentin Rameau <>
Date: Sat, 12 May 2018 00:44:23 +0200

Hi David,

> - _AT_sed "s/VERSION/${VERSION}/g" < dwm.1 > ${DESTDIR}${MANPREFIX}/man1/dwm.1
> + _AT_cp -f dwm.1 ${DESTDIR}${MANPREFIX}/man1/dwm.1
> + _AT_sed -i "s|VERSION|${VERSION}|g" ${DESTDIR}${MANPREFIX}/man1/dwm.1
> + _AT_sed -i "s|DOCPREFIX|${DESTDIR}${DOCPREFIX}|g" ${DESTDIR}${MANPREFIX}/man1/dwm.1

No, sed -i is not portable.

> -Java applications which use the XToolkit/XAWT backend may draw grey windows
> -only. The XToolkit/XAWT backend breaks ICCCM-compliance in recent JDK 1.5 and early
> -JDK 1.6 versions, because it assumes a reparenting window manager. Possible workarounds
> -are using JDK 1.4 (which doesn't contain the XToolkit/XAWT backend) or setting the
> -environment variable
> -(to use the older Motif backend instead) or running
> -.B xprop -root -f _NET_WM_NAME 32a -set _NET_WM_NAME LG3D
> -or
> -.B wmname LG3D
> -(to pretend that a non-reparenting window manager is running that the
> -XToolkit/XAWT backend can recognize) or when using OpenJDK setting the environment variable
> -.P

I think we should keep this part in the manpage.
This is not really a bug, maybe the section could be renamed.

> -GTK 2.10.9+ versions contain a broken
> -.BR Save\-As
> -file dialog implementation,
> -which requests to reconfigure its window size in an endless loop. However, its
> -window is still respondable during this state, so you can simply ignore the flicker
> -until a new GTK version appears, which will fix this bug, approximately
> -GTK 2.10.12+ versions.

In any case, I think we can safely remove this from the manpage as this
is kind of obsolete information with no real fix.

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