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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RE[2]: finally!
by zima on Sat 18th Feb 2012 18:59 UTC in reply to "RE: finally!"
zima
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2005-07-06

Is there a good distribution for Window Maker? One that caters to it?

Even if I wouldn't call it exactly "good" ("fun" sure), there's this GNUstep live CD floating around, obviously catering to Window Maker too - quite straightforward way to check out that boxy, grayish world.

(but - what after a quick search appears to be its present homesite, seems also down... http://io.debian.net/~tar/gnustep/ )

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RE[3]: finally!
by robertson on Sat 18th Feb 2012 20:36 in reply to "RE[2]: finally!"
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2010-04-30

I've lost track of the Live CD efforts, but I seem to remember one in addition to the one above whose link is broken.

Now there is "One Step to GNUStep," a VM image.
http://www.rstonehouse.co.uk/extras/GNUstep-VM-0.9/index.html

As Sodki mentions below, http://etoileos.com/ is a GNUstep based effort to develop something that's not really a desktop environment, but something much different--a document-centered interface. When I read their goals, I am reminded more of things like the Canon Cat and Jef Raskin's The Humane Interface. It's worth looking in to their goals, as what they're trying to create is very different from the way we normally interact with computers, but not in a GNOME 3 way. (:

Also worth looking in to is http://www.midnightbsd.org/ . It's a fork of FreeBSD which aims to create a BSD optimized for desktop use. While development seems to be slow (it may be a one man show), the eventual goals include integration with GNUstep and Etoile.

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