This patch adds "window swallowing" to dwm as known from Plan 9's windowing
Clients marked with
isterminal in config.h swallow a window opened by any
child process, e.g. running
xclock in a terminal. Closing the
restores the terminal window in the current position.
This patch helps users spawning a lot of graphical programs from their command line by avoiding cluttering the screen with many unusable terminals. Being deep down in a directory hierarchy just does not make the use of dmenu feasible.
These dependencies are needed due to the use of the latest revision of the X Resource Extension which is unsupported in vanilla Xlib.
The window swallowing functionality requires
dwm to walk the process tree,
which is an inherently OS-specific task. Only Linux and FreeBSD are supported at
this time. Please contact one of the authors if you would like to help expand the
list of supported operating systems.
Only terminals created by local processes can swallow windows, and only windows created by local processes can be swallowed.