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Re: Would you agree - Debian is for the tech savvy

On Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:09:04 +0100, Axel Beckert wrote:

> > > Nah. Awesomewm is much better! ;-)
> <serious>
> Unfortunately no more. I still have awesome on hold on 3.4.15-1
> because 3.5.x is incompatible with the no more updated awesome-extra
> package. And without awesome-extra, awesome is far less awesome... :-(

And because 3.5 changed configuration file syntax.

Anyway, good to see I'm not alone:

% apt-cache policy awesome
  Installed: 3.4.15-1+b1
  Candidate: 3.5.6-1
  Version table:
     3.5.6-1 990
        500 http://ftp.ch.debian.org/debian testing/main amd64 Packages
        990 http://ftp.ch.debian.org/debian unstable/main amd64 Packages
 *** 3.4.15-1+b1 500
        500 http://ftp.ch.debian.org/debian stable/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     3.4.13-1 500
        500 http://ftp.ch.debian.org/debian oldstable/main amd64 Packages

> So I wonder if I should switch to i3 which is properly maintained and
> seems to have all the features I need since 4.x...

Same here. My current opinion is: use aweseome as long as it works,
then switch to i3. (I was also late to switch from ion3 to awesome.)

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