Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2007 22:10 UTC
Window Managers Another release candidate for Ion3 has been released, hopefully, again, the last. "Ion is a tiling tabbed window manager designed with keyboard users in mind."
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Great WM
by mindpixel on Fri 28th Sep 2007 08:56 UTC
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I am yet to find something simpler, faster and more productive for my development machine (OpenBSD, ion3 with Terminus monospaced font). I have the occasional flirt with gnome, kde, wmii, xfce or dwm but no other WM gives me the consistent performance i have got used to with ion and i always come back to it.

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RE: Great WM
by antoszka on Mon 1st Oct 2007 18:17 UTC in reply to "Great WM"
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You might also want to have a look at dwm (, that's the one I use. Xmonad is also great, but it's got a bit more complicated dependencies than dwm (which only needs a C compiler and xlib basically).

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by PocoO on Fri 28th Sep 2007 17:37 UTC
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Did you try xmonad? i need to test ion3...

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ion3 fork
by milleoiseaux on Fri 28th Sep 2007 22:44 UTC
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there is a ion3 fork named tritium :
not tried yet as i'm quite happy with ion3

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RE: ion3 fork
by Tom5 on Sat 29th Sep 2007 08:05 UTC in reply to "ion3 fork"
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According to that page:

Tritium is a tiling/tabbed window manager for the X Window System inspired by the ion window manager. It was written completely from scratch in python and shares no actual code with ion.

This is a shame. A true fork of Ion with the removed/rejected features (e.g. Xinerama support, fonts) added in by default, plus a publicly available source repository (Ion's one has been withdrawn), would be very useful.

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just a shame
by Redeeman on Sat 29th Sep 2007 02:19 UTC
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last i heard, the ion3 dev was spending more time uncovering evidence of the global conspiracy to make peoples fonts blurry, than actually writing code ;)

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Cannot use it
by Vide on Sun 30th Sep 2007 09:54 UTC
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Two colleagues of mine use ion3 as their wm and everytime I have to stay with them in front of their computers, it's a nightmare for me ;) sorry but even for text sysadministration I need a desktop environment ;)

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