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FS#28370 - [dmenu] consider applying xft patch

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Alexander F Rødseth (xyproto) (trontonic) - Sunday, 12 February 2012, 01:08 GMT
Last edited by Bartłomiej Piotrowski (Barthalion) - Friday, 20 April 2012, 16:00 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To Sergej Pupykin (sergej)
Bartłomiej Piotrowski (Barthalion)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 4
Private No



Allthough Arch is usually against patches, some projects seems to use patches as an alternative form of configuration options.
Dmenu is such a project, and the official webpage provides several alternative patches:

The xft patch is particularly popular. The AUR package for dmenu-xft has 94 votes.
At least one Arch-based distro (ArchBang) provides dmenu with the xft patch instead of the regular dmenu package.

Please consider applying the xft patch to the official dmenu package.
Here it is:

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Closed by  Bartłomiej Piotrowski (Barthalion)
Friday, 20 April 2012, 16:00 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Additional comments about closing: arch-general/2012-April/026229.html
Comment by Michael Werner (Xaseron) - Saturday, 17 March 2012, 20:55 GMT
I had the bug with slow dmenu mentioned in the forum ( and it did not occur in dmenu xft.