I've been using blackbox for some success for quite some time. The cvs builds for me without any errors.
By the way, they have released beta 3 if that hasn't already been mentioned.
A recently discovered bug also allows me to use the e17 bar, 'engage' which requires a fraction of the resources that the gdesklets starterbar requires (because engage uses opengl). It doesn't interfere with the blackbox taskbar because you are now able to disable it.
So currently, my system is quite the pretty, functional and yet quite minimal (in my opinion of course, if anyone wants a picture I'm in the #archlinux channel on freenode)
I've always been attracted to the "no bloat, all performance"-philosophy behind windows managers such as *box, PekWM, etc... It's just that out-of-the-box they're too minimalistic to be comfortable to work with to my liking: I always ended up installing extra programs like pagers, panels, etc to get a workable desktop. These extra programs usually are 3rd party programs, and usually are hard to install/config/get to work.
On top of that, configuring the wm itself was a pain in the ass aswell since it consisted of editing text-file after text-file.
I'm running XFce now, which is easy to configure through menus (which I think it the only way for a desktop manager, sorry ) but I'm still attracted to the *boxes. Does Blackbox (or any another *box) have comfortable configuration-menus / -programs?
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