Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th Mar 2007 22:30 UTC
Window Managers The third (and final) release candidate for Fluxbox 1.0 has been released not too long ago. "This release has lots of new feature and lots of bug fixes. More extended window manager hints support, support for mouse buttons in keys file, language updates and much more." More information is in the changelog.
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RE: Good stuff
by Gimmeapill on Sat 31st Mar 2007 16:27 UTC in reply to "Good stuff"
Gimmeapill
Member since:
2006-12-20

Interesting info, what version of the HMC is it ? I don't remember seing FB on the P5 HMC that i could briefly get my hands on, but something all java based IIRC.
Wasn't Flux pushed on the HMC because of perf issues ?
I think I've read somewhere in a red book that it can become pretty sluggish when the number of managed servers increase past a certain treshold, but i cannot find back where exactly..

Still, FB has been my WM of choice for a few years, even on a modern computer. I'm very pleased to see it's maintained and evolves all the way to 1.0, even if it has never been unstable or too buggy for me.

I would definitely enjoy having a matching sleek looking file manager at my right click (like Explorer in BBlean - http://bb4win.sourceforge.net/bblean/)

but meanwhile, i can only recommend as a good companion the excellent Xfe, which is also about to reach the gold status:
http://roland65.free.fr/xfe/

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RE[2]: Good stuff
by Doc Pain on Sat 31st Mar 2007 20:13 in reply to "RE: Good stuff"
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

"I would definitely enjoy having a matching sleek looking file manager at my right click [...] but meanwhile, i can only recommend as a good companion the excellent Xfe, which is also about to reach the gold status:"

Personally, I prefer the famous Midnight Commander with proper mc.ext settings. Most file management operations could be called "source target operations", so the strange tree and list view (with which I still have problems) isn't very intuidive for me. Copying files via the edit buffer... strange...

Xfe is quite nice, because it can be set up to work as described above: http://roland65.free.fr/xfe/images/screenshot-s4.png

But that's what we have choice in Linux and UNIX for. I would not use an OS that predicts one file manager I am forced to use. :-)

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RE[2]: Good stuff
by Tyr. on Sun 1st Apr 2007 02:07 in reply to "RE: Good stuff"
Tyr. Member since:
2005-07-06

Interesting info, what version of the HMC is it ? I don't remember seing FB on the P5 HMC that i could briefly get my hands on, but something all java based IIRC.


Yeah, the actual management app (websm - or web based system manager) is Java based, but the "desktop" it is loaded on is Fluxbox. IBM made a good choice there, they needed something minimal just to open some application windows and some terminal windows - why go with anything else.

I think we're still on version 4.x. But I don't install the HMC's myself and I'm on vacation so I can't check :-)

but meanwhile, i can only recommend as a good companion the excellent Xfe, which is also about to reach the gold status:
http://roland65.free.fr/xfe/


Yeah unfortunately it requires yet another toolkit (Fox-tk). Wasn't there supposed to be a project to make an entire desktop environment based on Fox, I wonder what happened to that ?

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RE[3]: Good stuff
by Michael on Sun 1st Apr 2007 11:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Good stuff"
Michael Member since:
2005-07-01

Sorry to go off-topic, but under OSNews4, the link in that quote has </div> tacked on the end. For me anyway.

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