Linked by diegocg on Sun 13th May 2012 23:48 UTC
Linux Lennart Poettering, the author of systemd, has announced: "I just put a first version of a wiki document together that lists a couple of easy optimizations to get your boot times down to [less than] 2s. It also includes a list of suggested things to hack on to get even quicker boot-ups."
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RE[4]: Comment by Drumhellar
by ssokolow on Mon 14th May 2012 04:19 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar"
ssokolow
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2010-01-21

"Functionality is more important to me than raw login speed .....

Use a tiler (Xmonad, dwm...etc). You'll get both speed and functionality. ;)
"

The funny thing is, I've actually been meaning to swap out LXPanel and Openbox for AwesomeWM for a while now... I just haven't had time to implement the hybrid tiling/floating mouse/keyboard interaction I want in Lua yet.

...and I'm not sure whether the Lua API for AwesomeWM is powerful enough to implement drag handles for adjusting the tile sizes. I might have to expedite my plans to learn Haskell and just de-GNOMEify Bluetile.

(Bluetile is a attempt to make XMonad friendly enough for the average GNOME 2.x user but it's too GNOMEy for me even though it implements more of the features I want in a tiler than any other tiler config I've ever seen)

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RE[5]: Comment by Drumhellar
by gan17 on Mon 14th May 2012 04:29 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Drumhellar"
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2008-06-03

Not sure what you meant by"drag handles", but if you you want varying sized tiles, than you're probably looking for a dynamic tiler.

No idea about Awesome. I'm not a fan of Lua.

You've basically highlighted the main problem with tilers. They need to fit you like a second skin, or they're bollocks. Probably why you see a lot of people WM hopping until they find one that works for them.

Edited 2012-05-14 04:31 UTC

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RE[6]: Comment by Drumhellar
by ssokolow on Mon 14th May 2012 04:41 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Drumhellar"
ssokolow Member since:
2010-01-21

Not sure what you meant by"drag handles", but if you you want varying sized tiles, than you're probably looking for a dynamic tiler.


Bluetile can be configured to let you resize your tiles by grabbing the border between two windows and dragging. (Like the splitter widgets used to implement things like file manager sidebars)

What specifically do you mean by "dynamic tiler"? I've never heard the term before.

You've basically highlighted the main problem with tilers. They need to fit you like a second skin, or they're bollocks. Probably why you see a lot of people WM hopping until they find one that works for them.


Not necessarily. I'd settle for something that implements enough of the de facto standard interactions from floating WMs that I could ease myself into it. (Again, something Bluetile scores well on. dwm-derived WMs like AwesomeWM seem to revel in making sure as few keybindings are shared with floating WMs as possible.)

Edited 2012-05-14 04:42 UTC

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