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#1 2005-03-07 18:44:05

beniro
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From: St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Registered: 2002-12-31
Posts: 312

The new blackbox is out!

Finally a new blackbox! 0.70!

I've missed blackbox...always was so nice, had a better feel to me than flux (even though I love flux too).  I can't wait to try some new spiffy blackbox configs!  smile

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#2 2005-03-08 14:44:52

beniro
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From: St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Registered: 2002-12-31
Posts: 312

Re: The new blackbox is out!

The new blackbox is awesome, even though there don't seem to be many styles for it.

Anyone know where there are some 0.70 styles?  There are two at themes.freshmeat.net, but...only two.

I built the new blackbox out of impatience (and I'm planning on rebuilding this system anew), so here's my (rudimentary) PKGBUILD:

pkgname=blackbox
pkgver=0.70.0
pkgrel=1
pkgdesc="A window manager for X"
depends=('x-server')
source=($pkgname-$pkgver.tar.bz2)
md5sums=()

build() {
  cd $startdir/src/$pkgname-$pkgver
  ./configure --prefix=/usr
  make || return 1
  make DESTDIR=$startdir/pkg install
}

Just a warning that I don't really recommend using my porrly thought out PKGBUILD...I just thought it rude not to post it.  smile

Plus, you'll have to dl the package yourself from http://blackboxwm.sourceforge.net/

I would still like to know of any 0.70 styles locations!  smile

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#3 2005-03-08 15:43:15

Gullible Jones
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Registered: 2004-12-29
Posts: 4,863

Re: The new blackbox is out!

What, pray tell, is different about this version of Blackbox?

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#4 2005-03-08 17:01:34

beniro
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From: St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Registered: 2002-12-31
Posts: 312

Re: The new blackbox is out!

It has full compatibility with all the latest WM (EHWM 1.3 or something) standards as well as supporting all the major types of dockapps, icon-thingies and widgetlets.

Plus a new styling system will allow for some hot 5h|+!

bbkeys has been rewritten.  Here's more:

http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/b … g?rev=HEAD

The new blackbox just FEELs nice.  Responds great.

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#5 2005-03-08 18:55:14

ghostwalker
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From: Tacoma, WA
Registered: 2004-07-28
Posts: 140

Re: The new blackbox is out!

Configuring it is really easy. Memory usage is really low.


P4 2.8Ghz @ 2.8Ghz SL6WT
Zalman CNPS7000-Cu
865PE Neo-2 LS BIOs 2.4
512mb Mushkin Level II
160GB Maxtor HD
Geforce 4 440MX
Antec 3700 1 exhaust and 1 intake fans
Linux 2.6.x
Linux user 314187
ArchLinux

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#6 2005-03-08 19:09:56

phrakture
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From: behind you
Registered: 2003-10-29
Posts: 7,879
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Re: The new blackbox is out!

any screenshots of the new version so I can compare?  how does it stack up to fluxbox?

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#7 2005-03-08 19:23:53

beniro
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From: St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Registered: 2002-12-31
Posts: 312

Re: The new blackbox is out!

It doesn't have some of the more eyecandy-type fluxbox features (no transparency, etc.), but it is very attractive and...I guess you could say it does a bit less than flux, but IMHO does it much better.

There aren't very many 0.70 styles available yet, although old styles can be converted...they just don't take advantage of all of the new styling features.  I don't know what these new styling features are, yet.  I've just heard tell.  smile

Here's my current setup...a bit rudimentary, but I haven't had time to chisel it into what I want yet.  There is no focused window, sorry...focused windows have the color the toolbar has.

http://oomur.pair.com/beniro/shot.jpg

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#8 2005-03-08 19:34:15

phrakture
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Posts: 7,879
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Re: The new blackbox is out!

Heh, I like the screenshot while reading this thread 8)

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#9 2005-03-16 15:40:38

beniro
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From: St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Registered: 2002-12-31
Posts: 312

Re: The new blackbox is out!

I built a full PKGBUILD with bbkeys integrated, based on dorphell PKGBUILD for 0.65.  It's the fourth post in the thread linked below.  Let me know if you have any tips about it.

http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?t=10786

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