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#151 2012-03-11 18:40:14

Forthy
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Registered: 2012-01-16
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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

My hardware is pretty slick tbh. I run a tiler because my brain seems to work better that way smile

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#152 2012-03-11 18:42:10

kri5
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From: L.G.C. UK
Registered: 2011-11-10
Posts: 568

Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

@Ivanovnegro   I'm all for fun, I shall Have to give some of the previously mention WM's a go, looking forward to some Tiler reviews to help me decide.  At the end of the day I can always boot back into Openbox and try something else, that's the beauty of linux I suppose.  big_smile

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#153 2012-03-11 18:47:19

doxanthropos
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Registered: 2011-03-30
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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

@kri5: For me it's the general usefulness that keeps me using tilers. They really do manage your windows and you can concentrate on your tasks. Therefore I use tiling on new and old hardware alike.

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#154 2012-03-11 18:51:45

kri5
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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

I was thinking most people probably uesd them due to hardware constraints but obviously there is something else to Tilers that draws people in.  Thanks for the input, really look forward to what offerings 2ManyDogs has now.


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#155 2012-03-11 18:52:41

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

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#156 2012-03-11 18:55:20

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Registered: 2010-09-03
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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

Make him stop.  Laughing so hard my ribs are hurting.  Make him stop.

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#157 2012-03-11 19:04:25

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

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#158 2012-03-11 19:04:56

Iranon
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Registered: 2012-03-10
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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

...and it comes with the most artsy indie adventure game ever, you play a blind, deaf boy trying to make sense of a strange world?


LEGO won't be ready for the average user until it comes pre-assembled, in a single  unified look, and glued together so it doesn't come apart.

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#159 2012-03-11 19:10:35

cJones
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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

^^^^ hahaha
Good job 2Many, yet another great review

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#160 2012-03-11 19:52:03

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

Wow, I'm really the feeling to pressure to move on to some tilers, you will have to be patient and sit through a few more stackers. And now the expectations are so high and there are so many tiler users here I know I will disappoint someone when I don't do justice to their favorite WM... hmm

And I'll probably get back to sithwm after a few tilers -- I wanted to start with WMs that were in the repos, and it's not.

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#161 2012-03-11 20:06:15

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

^I'm not disappointed at all.
I've already tried most of the popular tilers out there, so I'm actually looking forward to more stackers.


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#162 2012-03-11 20:09:10

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days


Be eggsalad to each other.

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#163 2012-03-11 20:10:01

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Registered: 2011-07-27
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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

Low spec here, single core P4 with a mighty ... MASSIVE ... 512ddr2 ... RAWR !!! tongue

That's the reason I 1st started exploring all the minimalistic gnu/nix of the world. Am glad though, cuz why use 20times whatcha need to do less productive work with a comp ? For me, low spec and being too lazy to crack the case and slap in a chip, started the ball rolling. Led to kickbutt distro's like #! and playing with wm's, instead of full desktops. This software and approach to using computers being awesome and more productive imo, are what kept me going down this road though. Getting more done, using much less is a noble endeavor imo ... in all things.

Has been fun and educational, wadding through it all, learning to tweak and retweak stuff to be faster, lighter ... BETTER, it can be faster, lighter ... BETTERRRRRR !!!! We have the technology !!! Seems gnu/nix has something for everyone, whatever someone wants. Am glad 2Many is enjoying the wm proj and other #!'ers and nixers too. Still one of many following along with developments.

Still enjoying fluxbox and awesome wm here. Some of the more cryptic ones are too much headache n effort for me. Think it's the sign of a great wm, the developers make it as easy as possible for people to use and customize, w/o jumping through many hoops or a steep learning curve etc. Think efficiency, has to be balanced with useability and convenience to really make an outstanding wm. Seems like lotsa the mature ones have that, while many of the forks and ones few have ever heard of don't.


Though as a wise nixer once said ... A butt for every seat. People won't know what they really like if they never try anything ... right ?



Vll ! smile


PS ... Oops. GutterSlob ... LMAO, nice. lol

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#164 2012-03-11 21:18:30

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

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#165 2012-03-11 21:19:14

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

^ All. Night. Long...

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#166 2012-03-11 21:19:55

SabreWolfy
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Registered: 2009-03-09
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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

I tried stumpwm a while ago, which is a manual tiler. I notice that many of the other tilers are dynamic. What algorithms are used to place windows? Do they all place windows in the same way, more or less?

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#167 2012-03-11 21:29:13

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

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#168 2012-03-11 21:38:33

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

@2manydogs - nice write up, as usual.

@kri5 - try using the default setup of openbox without a panel etc ... I actually tried that and a near-default set up of fvwm to train myself to use key bindings more. Very beneficial for ne.


"It does not require many words to speak the truth." - Chief Joseph, Nez Perce tribe

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#169 2012-03-11 21:41:32

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

tint2 is buhloat

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#170 2012-03-11 21:42:21

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days


Nothing 'real' is solid.

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#171 2012-03-11 22:12:26

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

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#172 2012-03-11 22:24:36

CBizgreat!
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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

Heard goodish stuff about xmonad wm thingy. Went to install it ... it wanted to apt-get 520MBs of packages !~!?!?!? The whole friggin OS isn't much over 2gbs, so said forget that noise and sticking w wm's that don't try to download the kitchen sink instead. Wondering if 2Many is going to cover it or if anybody here thinks really highly of xmonad from past experience ?

Why so many packages for a dang wm ? Yikes ... LLL ! ( abr of Long Live Linux !), just to give my sig a change of scenery too. We can't vote GutterSlob off da island !?!?! Dang it ! But then, think we all know the digital island wouldn't be the same w/o folks like GS around. tongue

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#173 2012-03-11 22:24:44

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

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#174 2012-03-11 22:29:37

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Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

@CBizgreat
That's mainly due to the GHC (Haskell Compiler) libraries Xmonad requires. Pretty large, though I'm pretty sure most distro package managers try to bring in a bit more than necessary.

Dependencies are big and configuration can be a bit tedious (though Haskell > Lua, imho), but it's a very, very competent WM.

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#175 2012-03-11 22:53:52

CBizgreat!
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Registered: 2011-07-27
Posts: 1,865

Re: 30 Window Managers in 30 days

^Thanks GS, coming from someone who's been using gnu/nix as long as ya obviously have. Have to assume xmonad can be good stuff. Though still avoiding it, don't know what Haskell is and cannot stand the idea of adding 20% to the size of this OS for a window manager. Am trying to keep things smaller and simple dang it ! 500+ mbs totally defeats that purpose. tongue

Awesome wm seems pretty decent, though get whatcha saying about lua too, barely know wthades it is, thankfully google is open 24/7. Managed to stumble the way through configing it well enough to be happy with it. Not that think it's the best to be had. Watching to see if one of the ones 2Many is digging through really stands out for whichever reason(s).


LLL ! wink

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