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Re: Bug#551123: ITP: echinus -- lightweight tiling window manager

On 10/16/2009 12:25 AM, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le vendredi 16 octobre 2009 à 00:51 +0400, Alexander Polakov a écrit : 
>> Description     : lightweight tiling window manager
>>  echinus is a dynamic window manager for X11 supporting
>>  managing windows in floating, tiled and maximized
>>  layouts based on dwm. All the configuration is made
>>  via config file in Xresources format, so it is not
>>  necessary to recompile echinus every time you change
>>  something.
> Great idea. I think we don’t have enough window managers in the archive.

I think that at least in this case, this window manager is unique enough
to justify inclusion. There are surely many tiling window managers,
which fall into groupable categories (StumpWM/Ratpoison, XMonad,
dwm/awesome). Julien has done a great job developing awesome, and it
probably deserves its own category separate from dwm. Echinus falls into
the final category it seems, being similar to dwm. And it offers a clear
advantage: configuration via .Xresources (does any other WM support
this?) rather than via recompilation. I think this gives sufficient
reason for inclusion.


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