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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2004 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zojas wrote:
I really think you should add ratpoison ...

I have to second that...one week with ratpoison it was enough to make me change the wiew that i had about window managers.I use only fluxbox now just for gimp (ratpoison can open a new WM with the newwm switch) ,although there is a way to make it (gimp) work without problems in ratpoison.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

XPde, too.

definitely not my thing, but that doesn't make it perfect for some users.

and i'll second the vote for the inclusion of enlightenment
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jacksonscottsly wrote:
XPde, too.

definitely not my thing, but that doesn't make it perfect for some users.

and i'll second the vote for the inclusion of enlightenment

XPde is so ridiculous...I hope it is a joke ;)
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FVWM-Crystal here. It give me the same kind of feeling as with my old Amiga 2000 with the mouse (it just do what I want), it is FVWM so it provide the same flexibility and speed, it is nice looking and fully configured from the first run and easier to customize for a FVWM newbie as stock FVWM.

I done my own configuration with improvements such as a freedesktop compatible application menu and it will be merged in the next FVWM-Crystal release.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 11:12 am    Post subject: Re: Window Managers: A comparison Reply with quote

trapperjohn wrote:
aroben wrote:
Very nice overview. Just one little nitpick:

NME wrote:
KDE uses it's own library, QT.


Qt is actually made by Trolltech, and is released under 4 separate licenses.


But don't forget that KDE uses an enhanced version of Qt - it has some unique Dialogs and Widgets to give an application the typical feature-rich KDE-look (like KFileDialog .. in my eyes too many buttons, just to choose a file ;-) ).

@NME: You really forgot WindowMaker :-( I think, their user-base is as least as big as *Box's.


Besides that would not be a concern for the matter, Qt is Qt. Kde does not install a modified version of Qt, it is you or your distro package manager which resolves the dependencies and install the required packages. The things you are talking about are classes contained within kdelibs, which are Qt based, and holds the foundational features with are common to all the kde applications.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://xwinman.org is good for such things. Comparisons are pretty meaningless, alas, and just trying any one (or all) of them per individual user is probably one's best bet.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just love it when people carry on almost three year old threads as if the last post was made just yesterday;
Deranger, Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 2:28 pm
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:lol:

Anyway, the poll still doesn't enclude enlightenment (16 or 17), so the whole thing is moot.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopeless wrote:

Anyway, the poll still doesn't enclude enlightenment (16 or 17), so the whole thing is moot.
:P


And considering the author's last post was in February 2005, it is unlikely to be updated. It really is a shame he didn't get to include Enlightenment.
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hokstein wrote:
It really is a shame he didn't get to include Enlightenment.


Or stumpwm, it has everything. Ease of use, more noob-friendly than KDE. Who needs an easy installation when you can extend your wm in lisp?

(((((Its) not) for) me) .)
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One thing bother me: the size and the resolution of our screens are expanding with time. The consequence is at, for the same screen size, the applications are shrinking.

And it is no function in any windows manager that make possible to zoom in a whole window with all its content, no matter what that content is.

As I understand the problem, it is something that must be implemented directly in X and not at the wm level.

It would be a really nice feature. For what I know, mac OSX is working to implement such a feature. It really would be an overkill for a lot of applications that doesn't use the theme feature of gtk+ or qt.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dominique_71 wrote:
As I understand the problem, it is something that must be implemented directly in X and not at the wm level..


No, it's nothing like that. Look at Beryl, for instance. You can of course simulate it with xzoom.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Thomas.

Last time I try Beryl, it was possible to zoom out a window but not to zoom in. And it use too much resources.

I just installed xzoom, very nice application. Much better as xmag.

BTW, I found the original tarball on Debian repository, but no website. Do you know if xzoom have a website, or if it is some lost piece of code?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm missing wmii, dwm and tinywm.
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