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#1 2013-08-29 11:08:16

Unia
#! Octo-portal-pussy
From: The Netherlands
Registered: 2010-07-17
Posts: 3,653

DragonflyWM: a modern EWMH-compliant tiling window manager

Going to show off what I've been working on the last three weeks; my own window manager. It's basically MonsterWM with some EWMH compliancy to work with 3rd party panels, pagers and window switchers. Minimizing clients is still on the todo-list, but there are some bugs I have to squish first.

I'm just putting it out here to get it known by people that I know can handle beta software (I haven't had any crashes ever (duh, it's based on an already stable and widely used WM!), but there are some strange things now and then) and who can possibly contribute some as I am mostly hitting dead ends now in my attempts to solve the remaining bugs.

It has multiple layout à la MonsterWM:

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A 3rd party window switcher (xwinmosaic):
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If you are interested in trying this out or reviewing the code, the GitHub repository can be found here: https://github.com/Unia/dragonflywm

Build instructions can be found in the README and for the default configurations options, see config.def.h or the manpage. For bugs or the todo list, see TODO.

Thanks! big_smile


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#2 2013-08-29 11:47:04

Forthy
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From: Warwickshire, UK
Registered: 2012-01-16
Posts: 181

Re: DragonflyWM: a modern EWMH-compliant tiling window manager

I'm pretty good at breaking stuff so I'll give it a go next time I get some time on my laptop big_smile

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#3 2013-08-29 13:37:11

Unia
#! Octo-portal-pussy
From: The Netherlands
Registered: 2010-07-17
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Re: DragonflyWM: a modern EWMH-compliant tiling window manager

Great! Although I'm not sure I want to see the list of bugs growing.... big_smile


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#4 2013-08-29 14:51:50

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Re: DragonflyWM: a modern EWMH-compliant tiling window manager

Unia wrote:

Great! Although I'm not sure I want to see the list of bugs growing.... big_smile

It'll grow whether you want it to or not. You'll never find all the problems on your own. I certainly can't, even though the people who pay me think I can.


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#5 2013-08-29 16:17:33

PackRat
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From: USA
Registered: 2011-03-03
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Re: DragonflyWM: a modern EWMH-compliant tiling window manager

Looks promising. I'll have to give it a try.


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#6 2013-08-29 17:11:05

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Re: DragonflyWM: a modern EWMH-compliant tiling window manager

Any chance we could have a "normal" config file? Also how about an AUR package?


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#7 2013-08-29 17:34:05

Unia
#! Octo-portal-pussy
From: The Netherlands
Registered: 2010-07-17
Posts: 3,653

Re: DragonflyWM: a modern EWMH-compliant tiling window manager

A normal configuration file is not what I have on my todo list, at least for now. Partly this is because I don't know how to but also because I feel this window manager should be minimal. If I get more request, I might be willing to implement this when everything else is done and there are no bugs remaining.

Same goes for the AUR package, I don't deem the window manager to be stable enough yet.


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