A nice looking WM to replace a DE
weaver at riseup.net
Sun Aug 16 20:07:48 UTC 2020
On 16-08-2020 22:48, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> I strongly recommend against Enlightenment, since it suffers from all
> the pitfalls all desktop environments suffer from and it’s not
> maintained by such a huge group of maintainers, as other desktop
> environments are.
I could name any number of projects from single or just one or two
developers that have quality and stability that much larger projects
Btw. since you like to get a modern look, you
> unlikely like the decades old clumsy themes available for
And that is _really_ stretching it. I can recall themes and formats of
Enlightenment that were too avant garde for me to be bothered with from
just a few years ago. Enlightenment now, is nothing like that.
I have an enlightenment desktop that has hidden panels that stay away
until I need them, and a desktop nobody would be able to put a name to,
with all the working real estate I need and any number of virtual
windows required. And all for a minimal footprint.
I know what the OP is talking about, because I've run XFce, and didn't
see the point when all I was getting was all the Gnome kludge I was
trying to get away from: that didn't last long at all.
> If you want to avoid tiling window managers, but want to get something
> really small, take a look at JWM, it comes close to Openbox and at
> least on Linux it is as rock-solid as Openbox is.
> However, when I migrated away from Xfce years ago on Linux, I tested a
> lot of alternatives and ended with JWM and Openbox. After a while
> openbox became the only WM for me.
> You could “dd” NomadBSD to an USB stick, to test the look and feel of
> openbox running on FreeBSD,
> https://nomadbsd.org/screenshots/nomadbsd-1.3-ss1.png . It’s a live
> FreeBSD, that by default does use openbox.
> Unfortunately https://nomadbsd.org/ downloads can’t be checked against
> a signed checksum, but this shouldn’t matter for testing openbox on
> FreeBSD, if you anyway will install a window manager on you machine.
> Depending on the panel/s etc. you chose, you get the menu and features
> you want to get for Xfce, without gvfs and other Gnome pitfalls.
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