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#1 2013-02-05 05:42:12

Laudan
#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2010-12-02
Posts: 109

The future of OpenBox

I have been thinking about some improvements to OpenBox, such as extending its functionality via Lua scripting. I tried to contact the author more than once, but got no reply. Then I started worrying (I hope foolishly): is OpenBox still maintained?
I was not able to find much information online about OpenBox's recent development status and release cycle.
Does anyone have any inside information?

By the way, what do you think of the idea of adding Lua scripting to OpenBox?

Do you have any suggestions of your own for OpenBox?

Cheers

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#2 2013-02-05 11:52:22

fatmac
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2012-11-14
Posts: 1,948

Re: The future of OpenBox

I don't want anything added, it is meant to be a lean window manager.
There are other *box WM's - Blackbox, Fluxbox, etc. So if you want something different, just fork it off under a different project name.

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#3 2013-02-05 12:20:45

Infected
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#4 2013-02-05 12:38:10

intoCB
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Registered: 2012-10-25
Posts: 2,412

Re: The future of OpenBox

Nico Golde appears to be the developer but most of the bugs seemed to be assigned to "Dana Jansens". You might also contact her.

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#5 2013-02-05 12:41:36

servingwater
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Registered: 2009-02-28
Posts: 466

Re: The future of OpenBox

Well Cinnamon is a fork of GNOME if I recall right and therefor a DE so bound to be a bit heavier.
I am not sure what the current development status of openbox is but if you want something simliar perhaps try fluxbox which is as recent as DEC 12 with it's releases.

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#6 2013-02-05 12:45:26

intoCB
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Registered: 2012-10-25
Posts: 2,412

Re: The future of OpenBox

Correction. According to Wikipedia, Dana is the developer. According to her Twitter profile, she's a Chrome developer and OpenboxWM creator. To my mind, "creator" suggests it's finished business for her.

And those bugs are really old (5-6 years ago).

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#7 2013-02-05 12:52:05

cchhrriiss121212
#! Junkie
Registered: 2010-03-26
Posts: 357

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#8 2013-02-05 14:07:01

laloleites
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Registered: 2013-02-05
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#9 2013-02-05 14:11:15

intoCB
Scatweasel
Registered: 2012-10-25
Posts: 2,412

Re: The future of OpenBox

Mm, that is quite recent.

I thought the bug I opened was at the top of the queue. Clearly not. LOL.

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#10 2013-06-24 15:30:54

dgz
#! Junkie
Registered: 2011-11-22
Posts: 380

Re: The future of OpenBox

grouped windows would be cool.

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#11 2013-06-24 19:25:48

Barnabyh
#! Die Hard
From: Church of the Subgenius
Registered: 2012-11-07
Posts: 825
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Re: The future of OpenBox

Openbox is very good as it is. Fluxbox is not bad but has redrawing/resizing problems. FB is written in C++, OB in C. To me it seems to have a slightly more direct, no nonsense approach and I would advocate for leaving OB alone.

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#12 2013-06-24 19:53:05

VastOne
#! Ranger
From: V-Ger
Registered: 2011-04-26
Posts: 10,165
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Re: The future of OpenBox

^ I use FB and have not seen these issues (that I am aware of), is it more to do with the compositor?  I use Compton and except for occasional Windows / Apps having some higher priority magic (not assigned by me) I am quite satisfied with it on VSIDO

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#13 2013-06-24 23:04:38

ew
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2012-09-27
Posts: 1,975

Re: The future of OpenBox


- apt-mark hold account

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#14 2013-06-24 23:06:08

VastOne
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From: V-Ger
Registered: 2011-04-26
Posts: 10,165
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Re: The future of OpenBox

^ Agreed... even when there is community development, it is ignored...

Pisses me off enough to build my own versions of tint2

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#15 2013-06-24 23:48:12

ew
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Registered: 2012-09-27
Posts: 1,975

Re: The future of OpenBox


- apt-mark hold account

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#16 2013-06-25 01:33:03

rkwurth
#! Junkie
Registered: 2012-09-04
Posts: 365

Re: The future of OpenBox

Browsing "Source" at the same site, you can see some more recent activity, but nothing since around Oct '12.

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#17 2013-06-29 14:54:46

Barnabyh
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From: Church of the Subgenius
Registered: 2012-11-07
Posts: 825
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