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Re: Window Managers, A question
Gregory Bell wrote:
> Rick Jones wrote:
> > Orn E. Hansen wrote:
> > >
> > > I took a look at the latest version of WindowMaker, which is a window manager
> > > that emulates the OpenStep window manager. As far as I can see, and I've been
> > > using it heavily for a few days, is that it is quite stable and good looking.
> > > It is quite a resource hog, takes 64 colors of the machine, which is quite a
> > > lot when you have an 8-bit deep color display.
> > That is a choice I've been considering. I haven't checked it out yet,
> > I've been working on Enlightenment.
> > Can you get Enlightenment at www.enlightenment.org and compare it with
> > WindowMaker?
> > I'm leaning toward enlightenment for a few reasons.
> > 1. Rasterman, author, is now working for Red Hat on the gnome project
> > which is the source of our desktop tools. I figure that both gnome
> > and E are going to pick things up from the other because of that.
> > 2. E is more configurable than any of the other WM's out there. This
> > means that a user is free to create any look and feel he/she wants.
> > Since "themes" can be changed via a menu selection, a user can go
> > from a wild theme to a Mac theme to a Win95 theme to an Amiga theme
> > without changing config files, as long as he/she actually has the
> > theme.
> > 3. E has a tcl configurator called Econfig that configures/builds
> > themes from within the GUI.
> > 4. E is a bit of a resource hog as well, not as bad as it was, but
> > considering the other pro's to it, weighed against AS and WM which are
> > just as bad if not worse, I think it may turn out to be the overall
> > best choice. The *only* other choice, as far as I'm concerned would
> > be FVWM, and I would not be happy having that represent SEUL/Linux to
> > prospective converts. It's just too damned fake looking. It tends to
> > look like something out of a kids coloring book.
> > Let me know what your comparison turns out like. Also give me an idea
> > of what kind of system you're using. Take a look at the themes page for
> > screen shots of some of the different themes. Gives you an idea of the
> > versatility in the program. Instead of adding a new window manager you
> > add a theme that looks and feels like it for a fraction of the hard
> > drive space.
> I only have one question for you, do not both enlightenment and Windowmanager require
> that all apps that are on the desktop be recompiled using GTK?? If this is the case
> it seems to me that both are relatively useless for Seul because other than some basic
> apps there are not many apps that have been converted.
> An example, I use pine as a mail reader. Can I install either of the above WM's and
> get pine to run??
Window Mangers <--
just add a frame to any applications windows. Looks better with GTK
apps, but works fine with non-GTK (ie, Motif, Tk).
Anyways, pine runs in a term windows, which any dist will have.
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