Home > General Development > gProf, Python Generator Tricks, FVWM on LinuxGazette gProf, Python Generator Tricks, FVWM on LinuxGazette Eugenia Loli 2004-03-28 General Development 6 Comments March’s LinuxGazette.net and 100th issue includes interesting articles like “Programmer’s Toolkit: Profiling programs using gprof“, “Python Generator Tricks” and “Fvwm and Session Management“. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 6 Comments 2004-03-28 11:18 pm I don’t care about most of it, but the FVWM thing was worth it. As a recent FVWM convert I can say that I’m more than pleased with it’s performance, configurability, and look THANK YOU LORD FOR THIS ARTICLE! Check out my massive PNG screenshot: http://www.dotink.org/~gent/Images/screenshots/newest.png 2004-03-28 11:24 pm I also installed FVWM on my Slackware a month ago, I use the same theme as here but I love yours too: http://fvwm.org/screenshots/desktops/Tavis_Ormandy-desk-1152×864/sc… My husband loved FVWM when he used to use Unix/Linux in the ’90s. Could you please upload your fvwm2rc/theme files to your server and offer us a URL? 2004-03-28 11:44 pm The Configuration file aswell as a tar of my Icon files can be found here: http://www.dotink.org/~gent/Configs/FVWM/ they are noticeably named as what they are. The RC file for FVWM will need some tweaking obviously, as right now it’s pointing to my home directory which contains icons and stuff, but it should generally be good. Also note that depending on your resolution you might want to change some of the sizes of certain things. I’ve really only had this install for maybe three weeks and I basically hacked up a version of the FVWM rc file that’s on the site for that theme you showed. Lots of the menu stuff really isn’t working on my system as I don’t have much of the applications. I tried cleaning up the config a bit to how I like to order things and what not, either way, it’s best to run down and take a look at each setting and try to get an idea of what it does. I commented in a lot of places where the original RC wasn’t commented for my sake aswell as others. The Icons file also contains the pixmaps necessary for the titlebars and stuff, so once you change where it’s looking for the icons you should be good. Things you’ll definitely want to change are the program names as I’m sure you use different programs. If you’re looking for the GTK theme that I’m using it’s just called dwerg… I made a minor adjustment to a single color and tinted it slightly pale blue, then added it to include the iconrc from the Gorilla theme for Gnome. If anyone has any specific quesitons they can e-mail me. 2004-03-28 11:59 pm Thanks, I run the same resolution as you do on my Linux machines, so it should be good. 2004-03-29 12:11 am what are the mini-windows at the bottom of the dotink link? and also on the left of the fvwm.org link? are the minimised window icons which update to show the contents? i like the virtual desktop switchers too… 2004-03-29 1:02 am Yes, it’s very cool. 🙂 It’s a neat little hack by Tavis Ormandy. When the iconify button is clicked, a screenshot is taken of the application window which is then used as the minimised window’s icon on the desktop. You can get your mitts on a more detailed description, together with taviso’s .fvwm2rc, in this great FVWM megathread on the Gentoo forums (http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=80517&p=668157) together with lots of other tips and tricks contributed by himself and others.