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Date:      Fri, 05 Aug 2011 20:52:38 +0100
From:      ashish@FreeBSD.org (Ashish SHUKLA)
To:        Christian Barthel <bc@nyx.user-mode.org>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Alternative windowmanagers
Message-ID:  <877h6riqk9.fsf@marseilles.france>
In-Reply-To: <20110805191214.GA19848@kar.user-mode.org> (Christian Barthel's message of "Fri, 5 Aug 2011 21:12:14 +0200")
References:  <20110805191214.GA19848@kar.user-mode.org>

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Christian Barthel writes:
> Hello,=20

> 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.=20

> 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 :)

> 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.=20

> I sniffed into AfterStep, fvwm2 and fluxbox (I don't want to use KDE). I
> think, fluxbox is a nice wm and for my future, it will be the default wm
> for me. It's also very fast and easy to configure.=20

> Are there any other window manager worth looking?=20

> What is your window manager?=20

If you want efficient window manager (i.e. can be operated using keybinding=
s),
and you're into tiling window managers, then you can try Xmonad[1], or
awesome[2] window manager. OR if you don't want tiling window manager, then
you can try Fluxbox and customize with keybindings, and it works great.

References:
[1]  http://www.xmonad.org/
[2]  http://awesome.naquadah.org/

HTH
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