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Date:      Sat, 20 Aug 2011 20:16:19 +0700
From:      Erich Dollansky <erichfreebsdlist@ovitrap.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        Christian Barthel <bc@nyx.user-mode.org>
Subject:   Re: Alternative windowmanagers
Message-ID:  <201108202016.19789.erichfreebsdlist@ovitrap.com>
In-Reply-To: <20110805191214.GA19848@kar.user-mode.org>
References:  <20110805191214.GA19848@kar.user-mode.org>

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Hi,

On Saturday 06 August 2011 02:12:14 Christian Barthel wrote:
> 
> I read on slashdot that Linus Torvalds moved from Gnome 2.3x to Xfce. It
> seems that he isn't thrilled by xfce, but it's far better than Gnome3. 
> 
what else can he do? He already wrote a kernel for them. Should he now also write a WM for them?

> As a Gnome 2.3x user too, I am also a bit nervouse. Gnome 3 is a big

Stick with it. It seems to me that this version will be available for several years from now.

> I am not very interested in eyecandy: I want a stable and fast wm (less
> memory and cpu, quick access to important places), different workspaces,
> and it should be configurable with ordinary files. Of course, It must
> run under FreeBSD. 

I use Blackbox since many years. I check others once in a while but nothing can catch my attention like Blackbox.

One huge plus point for me came only recently to light. I needed many workspaces to be able to switch easy between some 150 technical documents. Not even XFCE would allow me this but Blackbox did.

Anyway, I think you are on the right track. Check some out. Keep them for some days and keep finally what does not come into your way very often.

Erich



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