Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Apr 2011 22:07 UTC
Window Managers FVWM 2.6 has been released. "It's been almost five years since the last stable release of FVWM (2006) and almost ten years since the development version of FVWM (2.5.X) which became this latest stable release was started! A lot of hard work from many talented individuals has made this release possible."
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Hard to encore
by malxau on Mon 18th Apr 2011 23:07 UTC
malxau
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2005-12-04

I've been using FVWM for around 15 years, and although it's been a long time since the 2.4 release, it's hard to think of how to meaningfully improve on it. It's already super fast and absurdly flexible. Some things are already too good to need rapid releases...

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Comment by zizban
by zizban on Tue 19th Apr 2011 02:03 UTC
zizban
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2005-07-06

It just means OSes like OpenBSD will finally move to an updated FVWM.

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It is big news ....
by fithisux on Tue 19th Apr 2011 08:20 UTC
fithisux
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2006-01-22

but way too late.

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RE: It is big news ....
by joekiser on Tue 19th Apr 2011 11:54 UTC in reply to "It is big news ...."
joekiser Member since:
2005-06-30

Not really. I imagine that the latest incarnations of the three major desktop environments are pushing people back to more traditional window managers. As long as there are still users there's always room for bugfixes.

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RE: It is big news ....
by zizban on Tue 19th Apr 2011 13:13 UTC in reply to "It is big news ...."
zizban Member since:
2005-07-06

What does that mean? Too late for you? Too late to be a relevant release? FVWM has a pretty hardcore following and not everyone likes the big desktop environments.

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RE: It is big news ....
by broken_symlink on Tue 19th Apr 2011 13:54 UTC in reply to "It is big news ...."
broken_symlink Member since:
2005-07-06

Based on the screenshots on this (http://www.fvwm.org/screenshots/desktops/) page it doesn't look like its too late to me.

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nice
by poundsmack on Tue 19th Apr 2011 17:05 UTC
poundsmack
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2005-07-13

FVWM is a personal favorite of mine. Thanks for all the hard work guys.

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Good old days
by moondevil on Tue 19th Apr 2011 20:20 UTC
moondevil
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2005-07-08

Still rememeber the days where FVWM was the most advanced WM that you could get to run on Linux.

Those were the days... ;)

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RE: Good old days
by zizban on Tue 19th Apr 2011 23:12 UTC in reply to "Good old days"
zizban Member since:
2005-07-06

What do you mean "Was" ?

Its amazing what you can do with it.

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RE[2]: Good old days
by moondevil on Wed 20th Apr 2011 10:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Good old days"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Well, I am old enough to remember the days when besides FVWM, you only had TWM to chose from.

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Comment by neticspace
by neticspace on Wed 20th Apr 2011 05:07 UTC
neticspace
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2009-06-09

Wow, now that's a long time without any update. I hope many open source projects update their status once in a while.

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Good to see a classic still being updated
by madcrow on Wed 20th Apr 2011 22:16 UTC
madcrow
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2006-03-13

One of these days when I get around to building my low-resource "Traditional *Nix Environment", I may even use it, if I decide that a GUI is called for.

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