Recomendation for a lightweigth window manager
keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Tue May 20 18:28:56 PDT 2003
On 2003-05-20 18:30, stan <stanb at panix.com> wrote:
> I'm setting up a machine to sue as a dedicated replacement for an alarm
> printer on a control system.
> I was not planing to use a window manager at all, and I actually have a
> rather nice looking X session with no borders working. However, now I have
> a request to add a browser to allow looking at some web based stuff.
> I want to setup a user interface where the operators can iconify, and
> resize windows, but not close them. The machine in question is only a P at .
> So what would you recommend for a very lightweight window manager for this
You could always run a (possibly patched) version of Windowmaker and
disable the close button, the resize bar, the keyboard "close" command
and the "close" or "kill" options of the system menu. For instance,
I'm typing this in an xterm that looks like this...
Windowmaker isn't exactly "super light" but it's fast enough and very
: last pid: 1652; load averages: 0.11, 0.06, 0.05 up 0+00:56:30 04:19:14
: 43 processes: 1 running, 39 sleeping, 3 stopped
: CPU states: 0.0% user, 0.0% nice, 0.0% system, 0.0% interrupt, 100% idle
: Mem: 51M Active, 113M Inact, 43M Wired, 4320K Cache, 60M Buf, 288M Free
: Swap: 1000M Total, 1000M Free
: PID USERNAME PRI NICE SIZE RES STATE TIME WCPU CPU COMMAND
: 1375 giorgos 96 0 42788K 37632K select 0:50 0.00% 0.00% mozilla-bin
: 543 giorgos 96 0 97064K 96268K select 0:18 0.00% 0.00% XFree86
: 596 root 96 0 2996K 1900K select 0:06 0.00% 0.00% ppp
: 597 giorgos 96 0 4384K 3700K select 0:03 0.00% 0.00% xterm
: 359 root 96 0 1120K 680K select 0:03 0.00% 0.00% moused
: 548 giorgos 96 0 4788K 3384K select 0:03 0.00% 0.00% wmaker
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