Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 15th Jul 2007 22:11 UTC
Window Managers A new release of dwm is out, dwm-4.3. "dwm Is a dynamic window manager for X. It manages windows in tiled and floating layouts. Either layout can be applied dynamically, optimizing the environment for the application in use and the task performed."
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lavish
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2006-12-30

> However, as a software engineer, I'd prefer a more
> customizable, and less elitist one. This would allow a
> larger user base, which means having more eyes on the
> program and receiving bugs exposed early. The more the
> program used, the more it becomes stable.

The more you follow the "user friendly way", the more you add LOC, the more you add bugs ;)

dwm is ~1800 LOC, there's a good and skilled community around it and the source is so nice and clean that you can easily implement your own layout if you feel the need (flexibilty).
Just take a look here: http://www.suckless.org/wiki/dwm/patches

If anyone is looking for a video demonstration, I have recorded this session: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2sYPwuRPvc
(youtube resolution really sucks for this kind of task, I'm sorry)

Cheers

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