Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Aug 2007 18:15 UTC
Window Managers Openbox 3.4.4 has been released. "Openbox is a minimalistic, highly configurable, next generation window manager with extensive standards support. Openbox lets you bring the latest applications outside of a full desktop environment. Most modern applications have been written with GNOME and KDE in mind. With support for the latest freedesktop.org standards, as well as careful adherence to previous standards, Openbox provides an environment where applications work the way they were designed to."
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RE: Two queastions:
by fretinator on Mon 6th Aug 2007 20:32 UTC in reply to "Two queastions:"
fretinator
Member since:
2005-07-06

Why do we need to know every single release of Openbox? Is it that important?


OpenBox, as with the *Box's in general (black, flux), offers a nice WM for older or memory-short machines. I run it on my PI/PII laptops. It really is not a competitor to the native WM's that come with the Gnome or Kde Desktops. I think it is better as a lightweight WM by itself. I also like to use one of the *Box's with VNCServer - I don't want Gnome or Kde firing up remotely! One of the lightweight WM's is better suited for this purpose.

As for the NEVER ENDING comment we hear about "Why do you report on XYZ at OSNews?", please let it go everybody. If you don't want to read a particular article, most keyboards have PageUp and PageDown buttons on them. Some of these fancy new mice even have scroll wheels! Use them.

[EDIT] [OT] - I hope the poor guy who got a -500 for his first post doesn't give up! Hang in there!

Edited 2007-08-06 20:38

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v RE[2]: Two queastions:
by dtiziani on Tue 7th Aug 2007 02:54 in reply to "RE: Two queastions:"
RE[2]: Two queastions:
by theine on Tue 7th Aug 2007 10:26 in reply to "RE: Two queastions:"
theine Member since:
2005-09-29

It really is not a competitor to the native WM's that come with the Gnome (or Kde) Desktops

Excuse me? Metacity has got to be one of the most featureless window managers in existence. Exactly how can Openbox not compete?

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RE[3]: Two queastions:
by lemur2 on Tue 7th Aug 2007 10:54 in reply to "RE[2]: Two queastions:"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Excuse me? Metacity has got to be one of the most featureless window managers in existence. Exactly how can Openbox not compete?


It doesn't compete with metacity because replacing the metacity WM with Openbox, but still using the rest of Gnome, will bring no benefit at all.

What you need to do to make a fast lightweight desktop is get rid of Gnome and all of its dependencies.

Try Openbox + fbpanel + gtk + pcmanfm (or rox filer) instead of Gnome.

Try metacity + fbpanel + gtk + pcmanfm (or rox filer) instead of Gnome.

Try JWM + fbpanel + gtk + pcmanfm (or rox filer) instead of Gnome.

Try LXDE instead of Gnome.

Try XFCE instead of Gnome.

Any of those will fly, compared with Gnome on the same system. All of them are not as powerful as Gnome. It is a classic speed vs functionality trade-off.

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