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#1 2011-07-16 09:19:09

taylorchu
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March v2.0 - optimized i3wm desktop

i3 wm really rocks. I want to spread the love of i3. If you dont use tiling wm, you gotta try i3 out. it is very efficient.

the main project home page: http://marchproject.weebly.com/
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I tried to make this live cd as easy to use as possible.
You will be surprised that this live cd is only 315 mb with pretty much everything you need included.

see the packages: https://github.com/taylorchu/march/blob … kages.list

* Few notes
1. if you want to install this on your computer, just type /install in terminal.
3. the password for root and march is "pass"

Last edited by taylorchu (2013-03-02 05:06:51)


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#2 2011-07-17 11:34:37

paldepind
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Re: March v2.0 - optimized i3wm desktop

I just tried it out. It works fine. Nice work!

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#3 2011-07-30 21:21:52

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Re: March v2.0 - optimized i3wm desktop

Can you make one iso with XFCE4? Today i tryed your live CD and I love it!
I really do not like GNOME, I am XFCE4 fan for a long time smile
Keep it up!

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#4 2011-08-08 01:40:06

taylorchu
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Re: March v2.0 - optimized i3wm desktop

I added out-of-box printer support, and updated all packages.

Please test the new installer, which supports partition and install bootloader.


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#5 2011-08-29 05:15:20

taylorchu
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Re: March v2.0 - optimized i3wm desktop

I added the git version of aif, which fixes lots of bugs.


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#6 2011-09-12 20:04:24

once
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Re: March v2.0 - optimized i3wm desktop

09.09.iso intel vga wont boot, any idea?

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#7 2011-10-05 06:40:33

taylorchu
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Re: March v2.0 - optimized i3wm desktop

@once.
try it again now.
march now uses i3 wm.


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#8 2011-10-05 08:36:50

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Re: March v2.0 - optimized i3wm desktop

taylorchu wrote:

I added the git version of aif, which fixes lots of bugs.

sorry about that, i've moved recently so i had much of stuff going on. now that things are settling down, i have time to finally update my packages.


< Daenyth> and he works prolifically
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#9 2011-10-05 09:02:19

ArchArael
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Re: March v2.0 - optimized i3wm desktop

I second that. I3 is a wonderful window manager. I had an issue with the workspace management as you cannot move tags between screens. The I came up with an easy and good solution. I bound the odd tags to LVDS1 and even ones to VGA and now I can jump between tags and windows easely. Try it for a week or two. You won't be disappointed.

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#10 2011-10-05 15:35:45

taylorchu
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Re: March v2.0 - optimized i3wm desktop

@Dieter@be
no worry. I wrote my installer in recent march release.
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=126455


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#11 2011-10-07 21:58:34

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Re: March v2.0 - optimized i3wm desktop

I look forward to trying this.
In the meantime could you supply some larger screenshots?
Even on github I cannot see the panels very well sad

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#12 2011-10-08 16:59:53

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Re: March v2.0 - optimized i3wm desktop

Installed...only problem I have is that the status part of the bottom panel has disappeared.
ie. I have a black panel at the bottom of the screen showing the workplace number but no clock/stats etc...

I am new to i3, any ideas on fixing this would be appreciated.

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#13 2011-10-08 18:00:41

taylorchu
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Re: March v2.0 - optimized i3wm desktop

@ancleessen4
I guess you are using virtualbox. vb does not have cpu temperature (in /sys) implemented. so i3status will have strerr.
by default if i3bar sees any stderr, it will ignore the input. if you test on a real machine, the status bar will be there.


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#14 2011-10-08 18:02:34

Asmir
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Re: March v2.0 - optimized i3wm desktop

Really great, fast all software that I use on my desktop is already preinstalled, even i3-wm. Downloading it, thanks. big_smile

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#15 2011-10-08 19:53:59

ancleessen4
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Re: March v2.0 - optimized i3wm desktop

@taylorchu
Thanks for the feed back.
Actually, this install was to an SSD.
However, from the terminal I do remember an error message related to cpu temp measurement.
Unfortunately, I am away from the machine at the moment so I cant give you any code to look at.
I will investigate further tomorrow...

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#16 2011-10-10 09:15:36

once
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Re: March v2.0 - optimized i3wm desktop

taylorchu wrote:

@once.
try it again now.
march now uses i3 wm.

ok, this time solved intel boot issue, but i3...no thinks, how about E17 liked bodhilinux doing?

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#17 2011-10-11 04:59:57

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Re: March v2.0 - optimized i3wm desktop

i dislike the philosophy of e17.
it uses too much animation


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#18 2011-11-12 20:16:22

taylorchu
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Re: March v2.0 - optimized i3wm desktop

updated to i3wm 4.1
updated stuff: libreoffice, zathura, ranger, sai installer, boot screen ...
this version uses testing repo, but the actual install does not.


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#19 2011-11-23 08:39:22

ancleessen4
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Re: March v2.0 - optimized i3wm desktop

Where is the download link?

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#20 2011-12-01 23:31:28

taylorchu
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Re: March v2.0 - optimized i3wm desktop

...I got a public link suspension from dropbox, which means that i violated 10gb/day bandwidth.
we really need a reliable place to save the iso files. maybe rapidshare.


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#21 2012-03-25 01:20:24

taylorchu
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Re: March v2.0 - optimized i3wm desktop

it has been at least 4 months since the last release of march.
this release is really beefy shown in the changelog, but still, it is in 424 mb.
march has now a real project homepage and a forum, using a lot of self-compiled software to allow users to have better experience.


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#22 2012-03-26 13:05:24

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Re: March v2.0 - optimized i3wm desktop

Looks indeed like a very nice release.

But I must have overlooked where I can find the iso files.

Regards

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#23 2012-03-26 18:01:08

taylorchu
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"After you do enough distro research, you will choose Arch."

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#24 2012-03-26 19:41:30

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Re: March v2.0 - optimized i3wm desktop

Cheers. You're not thinking of a 64Bit build, do you?

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#25 2012-04-12 02:36:30

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Re: March v2.0 - optimized i3wm desktop

I'd love to try this, but my laptop doesn't have an optical drive. Any chance you could list some steps to get it on a USB stick (if possible)?

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