Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd May 2007 00:14 UTC
Window Managers AfterStep 2.2.6 has been released. As was the case with the last release, the changelog simply reads: "Everything got touched. It's all good." If you have 2.1.0 or later installed, you can use the upgrade package. Alternatively, you can wait for your distribution to package it for you.
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Still using AfterStep?
by rx182 on Tue 22nd May 2007 02:02 UTC
rx182
Member since:
2005-07-08

I've an old version of AS installed on a old Slackware box but I don't use it much. On Freshmeat, the last theme for AS was created in 2003. Someome here still use AfterStep? I'm just curious ;-) And what about WMaker? It doesn't get updated often nowaday :|

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RE: Still using AfterStep?
by isaba on Tue 22nd May 2007 08:11 UTC in reply to "Still using AfterStep?"
isaba Member since:
2006-12-30

And what about WMaker? It doesn't get updated often nowaday :|


I like Window Maker very much. It may not be the best window manager in terms of everyday productivity, but it is very pretty and amazingly fast! I often use it.

In several previous surveys I have read that a constant % of people use it regularly. The only (-) point is that -as you say- it is not often updated.

I edit here:

Give this a try:
http://themes.freshmeat.net/browse/918/?topic_id=918

Edited 2007-05-22 08:14

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RE[2]: Still using AfterStep?
by alexandru_lz on Tue 22nd May 2007 11:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Still using AfterStep?"
alexandru_lz Member since:
2007-02-11

I don't use AS regularly, but I do use WindowMaker, and I've used it for years. Both AS and WM have a pretty stable userbase.

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RE: Still using AfterStep?
by DrCurl on Tue 22nd May 2007 20:01 UTC in reply to "Still using AfterStep?"
DrCurl Member since:
2006-01-17

The new AS don't use theme at the moment, it uses a "look" file for appearance and a "feel" file for behavior. Several new look have been added recently, they are distributed with AS source. If you combine a feel and a look, you might get what you call a theme.

Edited 2007-05-22 20:02

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RE[2]: Still using AfterStep?
by bogomipz on Wed 23rd May 2007 12:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Still using AfterStep?"
bogomipz Member since:
2005-07-11

In most WMs, themes are all about the "look", while the "feel" is altered in a configuration file (which also says which theme to use).

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RE: Still using AfterStep?
by Doc Pain on Wed 23rd May 2007 00:37 UTC in reply to "Still using AfterStep?"
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

"And what about WMaker? "

I use it on my FreeBSD box, it's the best window manager I encountered until today and it works well with my Sun Type 6 keyboard in terms of functionality.

"It doesn't get updated often nowaday :|"

Never touch a running system. :-)

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daemonologist Member since:
2007-01-30

I personally don't use AfterStep but I'm an FVWM user (AfterStep was originally a variant of FVWM). Personally I got tired to all fancy desktop environments and switched back to good old FVWM, the first desktop/window manager I used when I set up my first Slackware system about ten years ago. Coming back to FVWM was like finally returning home after a long (and maybe pointless) journey...

FVWM doesn't get updated often and why should it? It can already do practically everything I need.

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changelog
by hornett on Tue 22nd May 2007 13:08 UTC
hornett
Member since:
2005-09-19

Good to see it getting development, I'm a big fan of WM and AS.

Bit of a shame regarding the changelog however, makes it a bit less appealing to try the new version out.

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