Re: Window manager on its own
> % While Gnome and KDE can be quite
> % usefull, I would like to stress that
> % configured properly), a window
> % used on its own can be very
> % ergonomical.
> % Especially if it features
> % or a dock/slit and desktop menus, one
> % can do very well without bloated
> % environments. Try it!
> Yes that's true.
> For long time i was using wmaker only
> and the dock was the master here
> switched to gnome after the release of
> NOW what am i using ?
> sawfish as the main component and a
> fbpanel "hacked to keep only the
> launchbar" and another fspanel only
> also docking wmaker "sawlets ;)"
why not just use windowmaker ? sounds like you just reduced sawfish to what you had with WM in the first place.
Re: Huh... WMs history/features article?
% Weird... I used to like Enlightenment
> too, but since the last update was
> October 2000, it's become vaporware
Um maybe look at the e17 CVS. The latest instalment a an enlightenment re-architecting the 3rd or 4th so far if my memory servers me right. Anyhow they are setting out to achive much and bring may thing to the plate with e17. Chech out the overview here
%The news page is updated very
> rarely, Rasterman seems to have some
> qualms about the state of Linux desktop,
> but has failed to release his own
> solution himself.
Um so all the previous work on IMlib and Enligtenment. doesnt show that this guy is putting his ideas to work in code trying to come up with a "solution" ?
%I've tried CVS, but I
> don't see anything magical about the
> code that comes out of there. It's
> difficult to build (oops, but that must
> be my fault, since they claim a failed
> build is a result of my setup, not
yes cvs can be pain to compile everything. but thats generally the way any projects cvs tree goes befor a first RC release.
> I used to like it, I'd just
> like to see some progress outside of
how can you se progress outside cvs ??
cvs is where all the new code for the new release goes. you woudl rather see them fiddle with e16 then to rebuild e17 withthe new IDeas and architechture ? Create bloat on a foundation the developers aren't happy with?
%and some proof to back up his
jeeze and i dont even run the window manager, but i think what the enlightenment team has done for the linux desktop is not altogether quantified by the sum of the code, but by the idealisim they potrayed to the other WM's a fully flexable and user configurable WM from the way that a button click on a mouse was interpreted to the way a button on a titlebar reacted. This has shapped many of the modern window managers, and for that you should see that not only raster, but the enlightenment folks have definatly bought a "solution" to what they thought was a "problem".
Anyhow if you want more features in e16, go hack it up yourself. This is OSS afterall no one really asked you or I our opinions about any of this. ;)
yes my spelling/typing is that bad..