Posted by: spiralofhope | 2009-01-01

[moved] Window manager roundup

moved to http://blog.spiralofhope.com/window-manager-roundup.html

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  1. [...] impressions of what may well become my new window manager of choice.I still intend to do a proper window manager roundup, and I intend to re-review Awesome on what will likely be either a largely-vanilla core Unity Linux [...]

  2. [...] still intend to do a proper window manager roundup, and I intend to re-review Awesome on what will likely be either a largely-vanilla core Unity Linux [...]

  3. “not appropriate for regular humans.”

    What exactly do you mean by that? Don’t most “regular humans” use a keyboard for their computing? Generally I find using a mouse less appropriate (and a lot harder on my wrist – RSI anyone?). You can run Xmonad with Gnome or KDE.

    Also, Awesome (in your list) is keyboard-oriented. Both Awesome and Xmonad were derived from dwm.

    • No, regular humans don’t use a keyboard for working with windows.

      Your and my preferences are quite different though. I strongly require keyboard use, but window managers that end up being freakishly keyboard-oriented need to be set aside. I don’t even want to bother hacking through configuration to “fix” those “broken defaults”.

      Awesome is keyboard-oriented? I honestly couldn’t tell.

      My notes are pretty thin on Xmonad, and my memory is even thinner.. so I may end up revisiting it. If i’m either wrong with my notes, or it ends up being keyboard-oriented by default and there’s a way to configure it to be mouse-oriented for normal users then it would get back in the running.

      I’ve been working on some other software, and scripting, so window managers won’t be looked at for a bit. The first release of Oldschool Linux will probably just have Openbox since I can simply copy my local configuration over without much thought.

  4. what happened to xmonad?

    • xmonad is very nice, but it’s keyboard-oriented, so it’s not appropriate for regular humans. I wouldn’t put it in a distribution meant for the general public.

  5. [...] was broken with my toolchain, switching to VirtualBox ought to solve things.  Go check out Window manager roundup for an [...]

  6. Add the new ion/pwm combo to your list. It can be tweaked trough lua scripting

    • I already have Ion listed. Is there another version you’re talking about?


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