Alternative windowmanagers

Colin Albert colintrebla at
Mon Aug 8 18:51:55 UTC 2011

On 08/07/2011 02:17 PM, Volodymyr Kostyrko wrote:
> 07.08.2011 16:24, Matthias Apitz wrote:
>> El día Sunday, August 07, 2011 a las 12:05:12AM +0300, Volodymyr
>> Kostyrko escribió:
>>> 05.08.2011 22:12, Christian Barthel wrote:
>>>> As a Gnome 2.3x user too, I am also a bit nervouse. Gnome 3 is a big
>>>> mistake. And there are also rumors that Gnome will be Linux only.
>>>> Maybe,
>>>> we will never see Gnome3 under FreeBSD, but this is not a tragedy :)
>>> Once a year I build up a Gnome or KDE to look at all this stuff... Then
>>> I go back to E17.
>> I have installed /usr/ports/x11-wm/enlightenment
>> Could you please point me to a starters guide for beginners? Normaly I'm
>> using KDE 3.5.10, but will check it out. Thanks
> Try for example.
> I'm starting it from .xsession like this:
> exec /usr/local/bin/enlightenment_start
I used XFCE + Compiz + Emerald for a few years.  Yes, bloated I know. 
It was not bloated enough (or so I thought) to matter.

Now I use e17.  It's light and useful, the features that increase
productivity more than make-up for any limitations due to bugs.
Make sure that Hardware acceleration is on however, I find the software
acceleration a bit too crashy.

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