Linked by Ian MacGregor on Thu 3rd Dec 2009 20:40 UTC
Window Managers Window Maker is an X11 window manager originally designed to provide integration support for the GNUstep Desktop Environment. In every way possible, it reproduces the elegant look and feel of the NEXTSTEP user interface. It is fast, feature rich, easy to configure, and easy to use. It is also free software, with contributions being made by programmers from around the world.
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RE[3]: Not even close to NeXT
by itomato on Thu 3rd Dec 2009 22:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Not even close to NeXT"
itomato
Member since:
2006-05-18

It's not the same. Not even with what GNUstep brings to the party.

But it's close. It's as close as it can be without common code heritage. As close as it can be using X, rather than DPS.

It's missing critical pieces that would bring it closer to mimicking NS/OS - Workspace.app, Services, Inspectors, etc.. These pieces come with GNUstep, and could use the attention of a passionate group of individuals. Remember; WINGs.

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RE[4]: Not even close to NeXT
by jokkel on Fri 4th Dec 2009 11:06 in reply to "RE[3]: Not even close to NeXT"
jokkel Member since:
2008-07-07

The problem is that WindowMaker is not a GNUStep application. So it looks almost right, but it just doesn't feel right or integrate very well with GNUStep.
I'm exited about Etoilé getting out their first version of a really integrated GNUStep DE.

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