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#1 2005-08-22 16:19:29

ozar
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wmii-2 window manager

Hey guys, I know some of you already use it, but I've been playing around with wmii-2 over the weekend and it's really beginning to grow on me.

While I also liked the older wmi, I didn't care much for the first few releases of wmii as they came out.  Things are better now, however, and I do recommend that anyone wanting to use a keyboard-oriented window manager give wmii-2 a go.  It's extremely lightweight, fast, and it's available through the Arch "community" repo.

There's not a great deal of online documentation that I could find, but it's not hard to figure it all out through simple experimentation and the man pages.  Most of the config files are straight forward by design and fairly simple to understand.

If any of you know of any tips, tweaks, themes, or other goodies relating to wmii-2, I'd be interested in them.

wmii-2 = cool  8)   smile


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#2 2005-08-22 16:39:13

phrakture
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Re: wmii-2 window manager

For the record, I'm only maintaining the actual releases of wmii, not the snapshots - if anyone is interested, I can create a wmii-devel package for snapshots (which are released ever 2-3 days and sometimes break things)

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#3 2005-08-24 17:51:25

ozar
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Re: wmii-2 window manager

ozar wrote:

If any of you know of any tips, tweaks, themes, or other goodies relating to wmii-2, I'd be interested in them.

Hmm... so I guess noone else is using it - well, I'm feeling all lonely now.     sad    wink


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#4 2005-08-24 18:02:54

phrakture
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Re: wmii-2 window manager

ozar wrote:
ozar wrote:

If any of you know of any tips, tweaks, themes, or other goodies relating to wmii-2, I'd be interested in them.

Hmm... so I guess noone else is using it - well, I'm feeling all lonely now.     sad    wink

well, seeing as the configuration changes rapidly from release to release, there's not alot you can really tweak...

Also, there's about 5 or 6 archers who use wmii... I do (though I use ratpoison way more often), as does Dusty and a few others...

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#5 2005-08-25 03:17:51

ozar
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Re: wmii-2 window manager

Thanks for the reply, phrakture.  Guess I'll just keep watching it for additional features and configuration options as the new releases come out.


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#6 2005-08-25 03:26:11

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Re: wmii-2 window manager

I've been using wmii from darcs for about a week now, it's pretty nice. It's been changing quite a bit lately, so I haven't been able to settle down and make it mine, but it's nice nonetheless.

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#7 2005-08-25 16:51:07

phrakture
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Re: wmii-2 window manager

SleepyDog wrote:

I've been using wmii from darcs for about a week now, it's pretty nice. It's been changing quite a bit lately, so I haven't been able to settle down and make it mine, but it's nice nonetheless.

Right... big thing is that I'll have to package "9rc" when wmii-3 is released... this implementation of rc is used for the actions and is 50x faster than bash 8)

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#8 2005-08-25 18:10:32

ozar
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Re: wmii-2 window manager

Thanks for the info, SleepyDog and phrakture... sounds like some exciting things are happening.   8)


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