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Re: Bug#678815: ITP: wmfs -- Window Manager From Scratch

On 24/06/12 18:15, Neil Williams wrote:
On Sun, 24 Jun 2012 18:02:56 +0200
Mickaël Raybaud-Roig<raybaudroigm@gmail.com>  wrote:

Thomas Koch<thomas@koch.ro>  wrote:

I shortened the list to only include one line for each window manager already
in Debian:

axi-cache --all search x11::window-manager
100% 9wm - emulation of the Plan 9 window manager 8-1/2
100% aewm - minimalist window manager for X11
100% aewm++ - minimal window manager written in C++
100% afterstep - window manager with the NEXTSTEP look and feel
100% blackbox - Window manager for X
100% bluetile - full-featured tiling for the GNOME desktop environment
100% dwm - dynamic window manager
100% evilwm - a minimalist window manager for X11
100% fluxbox - Highly configurable and low resource X11 Window manager
100% flwm - Fast Light Window Manager
100% fvwm - F(?) Virtual Window Manager
100% i3-wm - improved dynamic tiling window manager
100% icewm - wonderful Win95-OS/2-Motif-like window manager
100% jwm - very small lightweight pure X11 window manager with tray and menus
100% kde-window-manager - K window manager (KWin)
100% larswm - Lars Window Manager with tiled windows
100% lwm - lightweight window manager
100% matchbox-window-manager - window manager for resource-limited systems
100% metacity - lightweight GTK+ window manager
100% miwm - minimalist window manager with virtual workspaces
100% mutter - lightweight GTK+ window manager
100% openbox - standards compliant, fast, light-weight, extensible window
100% oroborus - A lightweight themeable windowmanager for X
100% pekwm - very light window manager
100% ratpoison - keyboard-only window manager
100% sapphire - A minimal but configurable X11R6 window manager
100% stumpwm - tiling, keyboard driven Common Lisp window manager
100% tinywm - tiny window manager
100% twm - Tab window manager
100% vtwm - Virtual Tab Window Manager
100% w9wm - enhanced window manager based on 9wm
100% windowlab - small and simple Amiga-like window manager
100% wm2 - small, unconfigurable window manager
100% wmaker - NeXTSTEP-like window manager for X
100% wmii - lightweight tabbed and tiled X11 window manager, version 3
100% xfwm4 - window manager of the Xfce project
100% xmonad - Lightweight X11 window manager written in Haskell
100% e17 - Enlightenment DR17 Window Manager
100% olvwm - OpenLook virtual window manager
100% olwm - Open Look Window Manager
100% herbstluftwm - manual tiling window manager for X11

You're right, there are already a lot of X11 window managers in Debian ...

But WMFS is not already in the list and it works fine, that's why I want to package it :-)

That is no reason for it to be in Debian.

Debian is not a dumping ground for every piece of free software just
because it "works fine".

Do the hard work of objectively identifying *all* of the pros and cons
of *all* the existing equivalents inside Debian already, compare those
with the pros and cons of yours and if there's any time left before
the heat death of the universe, maybe it can be considered.

PS: i've uploaded a package here: http://mentors.debian.net/package/wmfs

That is no reason for it to be uploaded either.

There is no good reason for any new window managers in Debian. There
are good reasons to look at removing at least 10% of the ones which are
in Debian.

Doing that comparative analysis would be a good start for identifying
which can be removed - now *that* would be doing something useful for
Debian. This bug is *not* useful to anyone. Please close it and find an
RC bug to close instead.
I didn't know you could do that with axi-cache - thanks. I'm always on the lookout for a better window manager - it's a matter of taste.

Bug#678854: Acknowledgement (icewm won't start)


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