Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Feb 2012 22:40 UTC
Window Managers After six years, development on Window Maker has picked up again. Other than mere bug fixes, the two new releases (so far) also include lots of code cleanup and, yes, new features as well. Welcome back!
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Woo!
by Gullible Jones on Sat 18th Feb 2012 02:41 UTC
Gullible Jones
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2006-05-23

It has a menu generator now! Hurray!

As it happens I've been using this WM on Debian Squeeze PPC, on an *ahem* "ancient" 800 MHz Powerbook G4, and it works great; much faster than any other floating WM I've tried. Only misfeature IMO is that you have to edit the menu if you want to create keybindings to launch stuff.

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RE: Woo!
by lubod on Sat 18th Feb 2012 18:43 in reply to "Woo!"
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2009-02-02

Have you used MintPPC on the same hardware? If so, how does it compare in terms of features/speed/stability?

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RE[2]: Woo!
by Gullible Jones on Sat 18th Feb 2012 22:24 in reply to "RE: Woo!"
Gullible Jones Member since:
2006-05-23

Couldn't say; last time I tried Ubuntu I discovered that it did not include the driver for the Powerbook's IDE controller. Shame. At any rate Debian works pretty well, though applications can be pretty sluggish. (GTK2 and Qt4 are both godawful slow on old computers!)

Note however that the Powerbook's hard drive seems to be slowly failing, so observations about performance may be significantly skewed.

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