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#626 2012-04-25 19:19:37

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

^ we love you rhowaldt. i'll do it... wink


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#627 2012-04-25 19:24:15

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

And like the pied piper, many will follow ... smile


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#628 2012-04-25 20:25:27

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

oh, man, that pied piper guy didn't do the snakes any favors... hmm


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#629 2012-04-25 20:33:08

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

That's true. Seeing the bigger picture smile


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#630 2012-05-01 09:58:57

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

@2ManyDogs, thanks for all your thorough reviews!

1.2 WM's a day, that's about one WM every 20 hours big_smile

You inspired me, I'm running spectrwm at the moment, and expect to see more installed over time.

Yeeeeeaah. *gives 2MD a mega bag of doggy treats*

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#631 2012-05-15 16:23:07

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

Great review. I would highly add "notion" (not-ion) to your list of tiling wm's, a fork of ion3. ion3 was my favorite X wm until its author had an unresolvable disagreement with the linux community years back and discontinued supporting it. It is Lua based and highly extensible and configurable. I really missed ion3 and only recently rediscovered the "notion" fork because of your post and wanting to re-investigate tiling managers.

Out of the box I found it to be the most full featured tiling manager that suited my tastes: tabbed windows within frames, great launcher of apps and Lua wm functions and man pages, frame resizing/window organization (you can easily move/drag windows to other frames), keystroke frame full screen OR maximize vertical or maximize horizontal (really like this feature). saving and naming frame spaces to which you can tag apps to so they open automatically in that frame (great for session startup), theming, etc. And all my old ion3 configurations were downwardly compatible with notion -- kudos to the new developers!

On a dual monitor setup, it rocks and provides such a better desktop workflow for me with conky in a slim vertical frame, tmux in another running a suite of cli apps I use all the time, and other frames for video, source code editing etc. I use synapse to launch services and they open in their designated frames (plus, any window that is updated from another process such as editing a new file from thunar or launching a url, has its tab highlighted so you know that your existing editor or browser window has been updated -- nice feature I think).

Keep up the good work!

S

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#632 2012-07-05 08:46:55

simon
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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

Nice thread! show me some stump!

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#633 2012-07-29 09:38:10

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

Coolest thread ever! You sir are a gentleman and a scholar big_smile

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#634 2012-08-19 17:09:42

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

Ratpoison is giving me issues. I swear I have it set up correctly but it keeps telling me PAM session time out or similar, and it crashes back to my openbox wm because it can't load it correctly. I've installed it from the repo and then created the .desktop file correctly. More digging around to find out what i've done wrong. I think I'll be going with A) Ratpoison B)i3 C) Stump.


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#635 2012-09-13 12:18:27

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

2ManyDogs wrote:

What I Like About It

Another powerful tiler/stacker/tabber/floater. It has many options that are easily controlled from the keyboard. The "tree" structure of the containers is interesting and has many possibilities. The default configuration is prettier than wmii, and it was easy to put conky on the bar.

What I Don't Like About It

After using scrotwm for several months, I'm more used to the "master" window concept of tiling, and the container/sub-container concept was hard to understand and use at first. I know there are very proficient i3 users out there, but it has a steeper learning curve than I like.

Great window manager, and a great review, too! Thanks.

I'v spent some time with i3, printed the page with the shortkeys to get working. It's a hard deal learning i3, but after a couple of days, I work really fast with i3. But, I missed the eyecandy stuff on my desktop roll - I'm no professional linuxuser, just for fun. And eyecandy is fun!

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#636 2012-09-13 12:25:59

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

2ManyDogs wrote:

...to look at fluxbox...

Excellent review! Played around with Fluxbox in the past, but I prefer Openbox, now.


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#637 2012-11-04 04:04:10

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

I would like to add my voice to the collection of praise for this project/thread.

In my humble opinion, Openbox is wonderful - but I do want to try some other window managers at some point in the future as one of many methods to boost my knowledge of Linux-based systems. This thread will be my first destination, at such a time as I do that.

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#638 2012-12-01 20:44:00

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

i like that you gave euclid-wm some spotlight. i helped wmdiem test that guy while i was confined to a very small living space for a number of months (not prison, think sandier) and the *.deb for it was made by............me. it's a shame he got crazy busy with school/work/job/life to keep up as much activity as he had in 09/10.

the stack is the coolest feature of any tiler I have used. Ratpoison + Stack would be amazing. Just using euclid-wm in full screen with the stack is great, and the fact you can have different sizes in different tracks is like the best parts of xmonad without any of the haskel nightmare.

great thread, still going through it!


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#639 2012-12-06 23:29:23

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

Wow! Nice job, I like scrotwm, think will install it when I have more time. big_smile
Thanks for your hard work.  smile


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#640 2012-12-07 00:00:31

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

Wait, my topic became famous?


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#641 2012-12-29 08:04:18

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days


python -m antigravity

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#642 2012-12-30 06:51:00

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

rochacbruno wrote:

Actually, he reviewed that, briefly at least. Second half of this post: http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic. … 60#p205760


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#643 2012-12-30 07:11:16

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

But wait, you left out amiwm?  tongue


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#644 2012-12-30 20:08:34

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

rochacbruno wrote:

No.

bigbenaugust wrote:

But wait, you left out amiwm?  tongue

No.

It was a "30 window managers in 30 days" thread, not a "Every window manager ever created" thread roll

Why don't you start a similar thread for each of those WM's? wink

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#645 2012-12-31 05:50:24

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

Actually, a run through all of the WMs in the Debian repos would be hilarious. But very very lengthy.


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#646 2013-01-01 15:43:27

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

I suspect that between all of the #! fora members, we have experience with many of them...
It's been a while since I messed about with a new WM, though.

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#647 2013-01-01 15:44:59

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

I'm trying out fvwm right. It's a monster.

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#648 2013-01-01 15:53:15

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

Fvwm is wonderful. But also takes some work at the beginning.

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#649 2013-01-01 16:12:55

rkwurth
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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

Yes, it seems potentially wonderful, but I'm still in the work at the beginning part. Making progress though!

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#650 2013-01-01 16:31:57

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

The only problem I have with FVWM is I go through periods of spending more time hacking my config file than I do using it to do anything else aside from hacking said config file...

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