Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Mar 2008 22:58 UTC, submitted by Julien Danjou
Window Managers Awesome 2.2 has been released. "Awesome is a floating and tiling window manager initialy based on a dwm code rewriting. It's extremely fast, small, dynamic and awesome. Windows can be managed in several layouts: tiled, maximized, dwindle, spiral, floating... Each layout can be applied on the fly, optimizing the environment for the application in use and the task performed. Managing windows in tiled mode assures that no space will be wasted on your screen. No gaps, no overlap. Other layouts can be used for different purpose. If you do not want to use the tiling management, you can use the floating layout wich will let you organize your windows as you wish, like any other window manager."
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v Hmm..
by BSDfan on Mon 24th Mar 2008 01:03 UTC
RE: Hmm..
by holywood on Mon 24th Mar 2008 01:59 UTC in reply to "Hmm.."
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How can you explain that i'm using a tiled window manager everyday (dwm) if tiled window manager = fail ?

Your comment failed by having no point. I don't understand why people have modded you up.

And yes, « awesome » is awesome if you compare it with dwm (compositing, many windows layout, improved status bar, configuration file [not at compile time], etc) !

(edit typo)

Edited 2008-03-24 02:00 UTC

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don't see the point
by jadeshade on Mon 24th Mar 2008 01:05 UTC
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it has all of the feature-lightness of dwm, with none of the guaranteed code-lightness and accompanying (entertaining) arrogance. What do the guys at suckless think about the fork?

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RE: don't see the point
by dagw on Mon 24th Mar 2008 10:34 UTC in reply to "don't see the point"
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it has all of the feature-lightness of dwm,

If you compare features you'll see that Awesome adds features missing in dwm. Basically if you liked dwm, but wished it wasn't quite as feature light as it is then you should probably take a look at Awesome.

What do the guys at suckless think about the fork?

At a guess that it is a huge pile of bloat (I mean adding features...really) written by a complete nood ;)

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RE[2]: don't see the point
by MamiyaOtaru on Mon 24th Mar 2008 19:08 UTC in reply to "RE: don't see the point"
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written by a complete nood

Now there's a visual I didn't need

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by poohgee on Mon 24th Mar 2008 01:27 UTC
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just to comment :
i like the ambitious (maybe a better name ?) name - but the expectations can most likely be never furfilled for everyone - but sense of humour

& i love the idea of suckless - that concept should never go away - so that the OS sucks less ;) - thumbs up & please don't stop ;)

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by Netfun81 on Tue 25th Mar 2008 01:23 UTC
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I like it. It is very configurable via the .awesomerc file. It has a nice taskbar, virtual desks (tags), and easy to set up applications to launch via hot key or mouse click. And if someone doesnt like the tiling modes its easy to turn off by the icon on the taskbar to select floating windows. To fully appreciate it you have to learn the hotkeys and spend some time editing the awesomerc to your liking. I have it set to launch firefox with button1, xterm with button2, and rox or pcmanfm with button3. You can choose what the mouse buttons do on the client windows also. I have it close the windows with button2, move with button1, and resize with button3.

Edited 2008-03-25 01:29 UTC

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tiling Wms
by bulio on Tue 25th Mar 2008 01:49 UTC
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After seeing this article, I decided to experiment with some tiling Wms on my laptop. I have to admit the concept is really cool.

I hate trackpads, and so a tiling WM suits my needs perfectly while i'm on the go. I have settled on using wmii because I find it to be easy to use and it comes configured pretty nicely out of the box.

Its great to see lots of new tiling Wms, but my only complaint is the lack of documentation. I have had difficulty finding support for wmii, and awesome, xmonad, and dwm have pretty sparse documentation and user support.

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by 6c1452 on Tue 25th Mar 2008 14:33 UTC
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That looks... well, pretty awesome. I tried to give it a try, but ran into dependency hell trying to compile as a number of libraries/versions upon which it depends aren't available in the ubuntu repos.

Not that I'm really thinking of switching, unless I can make it work exactly the same as ion3. But it would sure be fun to play with.

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Installing on Ubuntu
by Netfun81 on Tue 25th Mar 2008 17:29 UTC
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I installed Awesome on Ubuntu 7.10 by downloading the .deb from SID area. I had to upgrade libc6 but I think that was it. The biggest complaint I have about Ubuntu is with compiling programs. I prefer Slackware because I can compile pretty much everything and most libraries are installed.

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