Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Oct 2007 22:06 UTC
Window Managers A new snapshot of wmii has been released. "wmii is a dynamic window manager for X11. It supports classic and dynamic window management with extended keyboard, mouse, and filesystem based remote control. It replaces the workspace paradigm with a new tagging approach. Its minimalist philosophy attempts not to exceed 10.000 lines of code (including all shipped utilities and libraries), to enforce simplicity and clarity."
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Hmm
by Xaero_Vincent on Thu 4th Oct 2007 22:34 UTC
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2006-08-18

Much like TWM, this looks like the ideal X11 Window manager for 386 *nix systems.

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RE: Hmm
by abraxas on Thu 4th Oct 2007 23:08 UTC in reply to "Hmm"
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

Much like TWM, this looks like the ideal X11 Window manager for 386 *nix systems.

It looks like a clone of plan9's acme to me.

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RE: Hmm
by dimosd on Fri 5th Oct 2007 13:45 UTC in reply to "Hmm"
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2006-02-10

Much like TWM, this looks like the ideal X11 Window manager for 386 *nix systems.


I detect some irony here? I agree, this was ideal for 386 and maybe 486 *nix systems, but Intel Core Duo *nix systems? Nah. :-)

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RE[2]: Hmm
by pllb on Fri 5th Oct 2007 14:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Hmm"
pllb Member since:
2007-04-30

Well just because someone has a more than capable system doesn't mean they have to run say KDE or GNOME. Just use what you like. Besides, I'm sure more feature rich minimal wms such as fluxbox can run on the same low end hardware as wmii without a problem.

Edited 2007-10-05 14:16

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RE[3]: Hmm
by dimosd on Fri 5th Oct 2007 15:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Hmm"
dimosd Member since:
2006-02-10

A plain window manager ( = not an application framework and its associated applications) may be of interest to people who are happy with just a bunch of xterms. You won't find many generic X apps these days - most are KDE or Gnome oriented.

Edited 2007-10-05 15:27

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RE[2]: Hmm
by yiyus on Fri 5th Oct 2007 16:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Hmm"
yiyus Member since:
2006-02-27

The power of your system doesn't make the code more easy to manage.
I have really learned C reading code from the suckless project (I even have contributed some code later). For an unexperienced programmer it is very easy to understand a piece of software like dwm (or even wmii) in an aftenoon, try to do that with gnome, kde or what not. Just this makes it an essential project to me (OTOH after some time I really find myself more comfortable working with little tools, but that could be a matter of taste...)

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Meh..
by pllb on Fri 5th Oct 2007 00:24 UTC
pllb
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2007-04-30

I've tried it but didn't much care for it. I actually prefer dwm to it but for tiling wms I'd say ion3 is my pick (despite the authors ramblings)

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Why?
by phi-lyrae on Fri 5th Oct 2007 01:06 UTC
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2006-06-17

It looks like acme, and also uses 9P from plan9.

Edited 2007-10-05 01:15

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"awesome" window manager
by maxauthority on Fri 5th Oct 2007 12:08 UTC
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2006-01-17

I am a wmii user currently, but am thinking of switching to "awesome" (http://awesome.naquadah.org/ - a DWM rewrite), as it seems the only "usable" (=tiling) window manager which has a normal attitude towards antialiasing/composite and such things, and doesn't want the window manager to look like from the 90s.

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New?
by Quequette on Fri 5th Oct 2007 17:05 UTC
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2005-07-06

...a new tagging approach...

well not so new
http://plan9.bell-labs.com/sys/doc/8.html

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