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Re: Tiling window manager based desktop environment (was: Re: MICROSOFT HIRED THESE PEOPLE TO SABOTAGE OPEN SOURCE)

On 09 Apr 2013, berenger.morel@neutralite.org wrote:
> Well, I know that i3 is very active (as I said, I really like this
> software, and it is, in my opinion, one of the best I have used in
> all categories: easiness of config, lightweight, features only
> related to its job...), and the community around it explains nicely
> what are their goals:
> having a software which does only it's job, easy to hack (no stupid
> restriction to 2000 lines of code by example... can't remember the
> name of the twm which have such limitation), easy to configure (no
> programming skills needed: config is not a script, and does not
> needs to compile i3 to be modified) without fancy "features" (like
> rounded corners or transparency in decorations).

I like i3 too, but I find that spectrwm has similar features but is
better in some respects. I have a comparison of i3, dwm, xmonad, and
spectrwm on my blog at
http://www.acampbell.org.uk/serendipity/index.php?/archives/609-Four-tiling-window-managers-spectrwm,-i3,-dwm,-xmonad.html. There is quite a lot of other stuff about these
window managers on my blog, including how to compile the latest version
of spectrwm on Debian (the one in the repository is quite old).

Anthony Campbell - ac@acampbell.org.uk 

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