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#301 2012-03-17 21:06:17

cJones
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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

i3 and scrotwm look sweet 2Many, thanks for the reviews! I think jens was saying he prefers i3, lets see if he comes in and says anything


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#302 2012-03-17 21:14:01

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

^Thanks cj. wmfs tomorrow...


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#303 2012-03-17 21:19:02

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

That one looks pretty cool too...I just looked at the site and saw some nice screens


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#304 2012-03-17 22:14:43

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

Actually downloaded this one - will give it a bash over the weekend and see if it convinces me over scrotwm.

I love the consistency of these reviews btw, very well written.  Should defo be tweaked in to a wiki when complete.

Help yourself to some choccy-philly and a beer...

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#305 2012-03-17 22:18:24

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

^ thanks forthy -- that's all I was hoping for smile

(and I hope you're getting 4.0 or better from testing or sid, if you plan to change the config file...)

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#306 2012-03-17 22:26:42

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

^ If all you wanted was some choccy-philly and a beer I could have stopped you at day one lol

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#307 2012-03-18 02:53:20

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

Nice write up 2manydogs.

Gave Wmii another look - and remembered why I dropped it for i3. Got it up and running though so maybe stick with it a bit.


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#308 2012-03-18 06:53:57

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

Very nice stuff here 2ManyDogs.
i3wm and subtle are my favorite tilers, so I hope you give subtle a look, too! big_smile

And thanks to you I seriously considering to pick up a stacker with windowLab.

One caveat on i3 if you allow.
IMHO the latest version (4.1.2) provides the most complete user expierence, so I would advise anybody who wants to give i3 a go to run with that one.

For example the configuration of the i3bar (starting with the 4.0 version) is alot better and more complete. It has top and bottom option and you could also have 2 i3bars statusbars.

Fullscreen has a bug in 4.0 which is fixed in the latest version.

And my favorite, there is native tray support (I think starting in 4.1) for your i3bar.

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#309 2012-03-18 16:24:24

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

^ thank you servingwater. Always good to get advice for an actual user. i3 version 4.1.2-2 is in the testing and sid repos now.

I may get back to subtle if I have time...


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#310 2012-03-18 16:25:45

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

sudo cp wmfs.desktop /usr/share/xsessions

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#311 2012-03-18 16:35:35

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

Nice write-up again. I think you've done a really good job at summarising and pointing out the subtle differences between WMs. Thanks for the work, mate smile

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#312 2012-03-18 16:41:40

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

^ Thanks. That's what I'm trying to do, so it's good to hear you say I'm getting it done smile


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#313 2012-03-18 16:45:48

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

Nice writeup on wmfs. I'm even slightly considering giving it a go, but it's way too Archy. Looking forward to dwm and xmonad.

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#314 2012-03-18 17:57:52

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

Nice review 2ManyDogs! I might give this one a shot (I already have it installed in my system anyways tongue)

Edith asks: Is catwm the one to follow? (your screenshot got me curious).

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#315 2012-03-18 18:01:01

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#316 2012-03-18 19:00:46

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#317 2012-03-18 19:02:38

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#318 2012-03-18 20:50:30

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#319 2012-03-18 20:57:14

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

^ Thanks. I'll try to get to it before the end of the 30 days smile


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#320 2012-03-18 22:48:59

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

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#321 2012-03-18 22:52:10

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

^ Thanks. That does look straightforward enough to at least do some minor mods. I installed it on the test machine and after its 68.something M download and 368 M additional space used I still can't find the default config file xmonad.hs (not in ~, not in /etc, not anywhere on my machine as far as find can tell) but I can run xmonad. Where is the config file?

And what's the allure if it's just scrotwm + haskell?

(edit) I know what you mean -- I've ditched a bunch of crap from my default configs and menus as I work through all these minimal WMs...

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#322 2012-03-18 22:57:46

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

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#323 2012-03-18 23:20:22

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

^ thanks GS.

(edit) and it's going to take a lot for me to ditch scrotwm, but dwm + patches might do it...

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#324 2012-03-19 04:31:23

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

I have an example rc.lua for Awesome and it really isn't that difficult to figure out. Their wiki is also pretty well written. Another plus is if you mess with the config you can type "awesome -k" into a terminal and it will check the config for syntax mistakes. It isn't a catch all but useful IMHO.


Also its your thread if you don't feel like doing that one out of many WM's by all means do as you please. Won't hurt my feelings.

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#325 2012-03-19 07:39:44

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

Nice wmfs review, 2many. Besides Scrot(and actually RP now) it was always a favorite of mine among the tilers. I love that it has it's own status tray, and that you can actually use the mouse to do things like resize the windows if you feel like it. And actually appears to be just about as light as some of the minimal tilers.

I never knew it had a tabbing function though. I'll have to look into that.

I'll dig into i3 if I can get the later versions installed.

EDIT: Wow, nevermind about WMFS. I just updated to it's latest version, and it's nothing the version I previously had installed(not sure what it was, i haven't used this wm in a few months). The theme is way different and there's no longer a status tray. Why would the devs get rid of that?

It's still light and fast, but I'm not sure I like the direction that devs are going.

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