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post #331 of 366
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Any of you guys build a Gentoo kernel? I tried... And it *almost* let me log in. -laughs-

Everyday.

 

It gets better.

 


LFS is bog easy. CLFS-embedded or TinyCore would be an actual challenge - you'd have to actually tinker instead of mindlessly plug and maintain packages.

post #332 of 366

I found two nifty little apps while rummaging through the AUR today.

Cherrytree (note-taking app)

AirDC++ nano (chat/sharing client)

The former would have been great if I hadn't spent forever learning hnb.

post #333 of 366

I was pondering why bspwm stopped adding padding space at the top while I hadn't touched that part of the install in months - I might have sat on my keyboard sometime during this week, and I might have accidentally gotten into xinitrc and smashed a glob of gibberish after the bspwm line. 

Whoops.

Surprising that everything else worked just fine though.

post #334 of 366

Some window managers that I've been playing/planning to play with:

- Wind

- nullWM

- 2wm

- amiwm

- tritium

- wmx

- swm

- yawn

- Sawfish

- mantis-wm

- splitwm

- pwm

- DSWM

- mdtwm

- WeeWM

- foo-wm

- larswm

- Wumwum

- CLFSWM

- velox

- CTWM

- yeahwm

- antiwm

 

I have a crudload more of github-based project WMs stored in another text file somewhere that I've lost. I'll be sure to share that one as soon as I can.

If anyone has any suggestions as to what else I might be missing, do chime in. 

Although if it's anything generic/standard/classic/well-known-when-the-word-window-manager-comes-up, I've probably tried it before (blackbox, IceWM, JWM, all of the tilers, most legacy stuff). Really looking for obscure but interesting projects - you can see that a lot of the above are actually reimplementations of old, well-known projects.

post #335 of 366
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post
 

I found two nifty little apps while rummaging through the AUR today.

Cherrytree (note-taking app)

AirDC++ nano (chat/sharing client)

The former would have been great if I hadn't spent forever learning hnb.


Cherrytree looks interesting. If theres any way to compile that for the droid it could be the replacement for zotero everyones been looking for.

post #336 of 366

I'm excited to see what happens with SteamOS, it could be an epic flop, or take over PC gaming. Interesting times we're living in...that someone is even attempting something like this. Serious balls.

post #337 of 366
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Originally Posted by hed-fone View Post

I'm excited to see what happens with SteamOS, it could be an epic flop, or take over PC gaming. Interesting times we're living in...that someone is even attempting something like this. Serious balls.

Well, the good thing is that Valve is also creating some new hardware to go along.
Other than that I think Linux's use is mostly as a task handler, but because of its openness it's possible to tweak it in ways not possible with any proprietary library/OS. The Valve team has achieved some incredible benchmarks in that regard.
Most of all, it means Linux has attained that mix of stability and openness; it exudes the confidence big firms can rely on to use in consumer applications.
post #338 of 366
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Cherrytree looks interesting. If theres any way to compile that for the droid it could be the replacement for zotero everyones been looking for.

Can't imagine. It's very GTK heavy. 

I know a couple of people who've been wanting Zim for Android as well.

But, hey...you could still run hnb in the default console ;)


...

 

 

Still haven't gotten through the WM list. Almost there.


Starch Linux's coreutils (that is, sbase copulating with OpenBSD's stuff) - it's basically all the stuff I've been trying to get working on my Exherbo install done, just not updated very frequently. Loving it as it fits snug as a pocket. Between this, busybox's init....what would be great though, is llvm working better with musl. tcc when needed is....

 

Also a lot of machines moved to DragonFlyBSD after years of FreeBSDing. At first it started off as wanting to try something new...


killX looks nifty. 

Found it out through a revisit of the LinuxBBQ forums, between that and #!'s forums I don't really visit all that often anymore. Which is a shame since the people there are good people. Just don't use it as much as I should. If I roll sid I roll my own.

 

I suspect that some of them frequent audio forums though, as sometimes I hear a bit of audio-talk there....just a feeling.


What would be nifty - Blink with fltk. Someone did WebKit with fltk, but never released anything source-wise as far as I could see. Browsers right now are abysmal in that sense. Dillo doesn't play well with my network config, and w3m's image preview started borking on me. Netsurf and Links, yes, but I do like dwb a tad bit more. Heck I like it more than Pentadactyl.

 

Played around with vimb and don't know what to think of it.


Contemplating on herbstluftwm or bspwm on a particular machine - might go with the former since it's 16:10 and manual splitting is just more of a thing for herb.

 

Very excited about how Alopex will turn out in the future though.


Moved from ranger to vifm, and in turn, purged my systems with any and all python libraries. That rPi needed the space....

 

Though now - no powerline, will have to set up bash scripts for my tmux. Looking a little spartan ATM.

Needs more orange somehow. Curiously my existing colors are already quite Christmas-y.

 

One thing I miss from ranger is the sxiv-indexing-all-files-when-one-file-is-opened. I remember the solution to be simple so could probably set it back up on vifm, but haven't had the time to play around with that. Selecting multiple files - working on learning how to do that better. Yet to open up the man file after a whole week, it's all been intuition and old vi habits at this point. 

 

Also realized that coloring wyrd was painfully easy, so.....

(No my events aren't that empty - switched out everything for an old config for my own privacy. Sorry stalkers...)


Caught the last episode of LAS on Sunday (well the livestream). They were surprisingly positive with their Fedora 20 review.

 

The funny thing is that I had loaded up the beta iso and was updating it right after (must have been withing the hour since I updated it prior as well) the final came rushing out from the repos. 


Back to surfraw because, despite how nice DDG!'s !bangs are, I just end up defaulting to google anyways since the DDG! results are still pretty irrelevant.


Moved from ntpd, to chrony, back to ntpd, then to tlsdate. I had though that the only difference was that tlsdate was using tls instead of udp, but it must be doing something (or rather, it might be the only one not doing anything at all) funky with the hardware clock, because it's the only one that works fine for the work laptop.


And I'm not sure if one can change the size of the OSD on mpv. It's a tad bit large. I'm not going to disable it since it is useful at times (jumping around seeking with videos streamed through quvi).


sshguard keeps zombie-ing on me as well. Strange.


While you crazy emacers are wackier than rum on rice, I must admit that I have been trying it out for the email client. I have to say that a lot of these default apps are quite nice. A complete novice at it though.

 

On the note of editors, anyone know how to change the colors on acme? It sounds awful but whenever I'm plan9-ing I've stuck with the more familiar sam so I've not even touched acme. No three-button here either.


I mentined DragonFlyBSD, and for those who've yet to try it - HAMMER is a thing, and it is nifty.


And I'll end with this.

 

(BTW, I think I mentioned on this thread that Wayland started to come in as a default dependency for Mesa a while back. I started disabling that part and googled to see if others were doing the same - the first result that came up was my own post o.o)

post #339 of 366

^^

Since you've been trying all these WMs, I have a question.

 

Is there any WM that allows a wallpaper background, and manual/assisted/hybrid tiling?

post #340 of 366

Bspwm (what I'm currently using) takes an hybrid approach, but an external program would be needed to set the background (imlibsetroot, xsetroot, feh, nitrogen). Awesome could probably be scripted to do more manual stuff and can set the background for you. Apart from Awesome there's really not a lot of WMs that take care of wallpapers (for good reason).

 

 

Alopex handles windows in a 'hybrid' sense especially for version 3. A lot of changes since the makeover last month. Really loving this one and might find a place in between herb and bspwm.

post #341 of 366
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post
 

Some window managers that I've been playing/planning to play with:

- Wind

- nullWM

- 2wm

- amiwm

- tritium

- wmx

- swm

- yawn

- Sawfish

- mantis-wm

- splitwm

- pwm

- DSWM

- mdtwm

- WeeWM

- foo-wm

- larswm

- Wumwum

- CLFSWM

- velox

- CTWM

- yeahwm

- antiwm

 

I have a crudload more of github-based project WMs stored in another text file somewhere that I've lost. I'll be sure to share that one as soon as I can.

If anyone has any suggestions as to what else I might be missing, do chime in. 

Although if it's anything generic/standard/classic/well-known-when-the-word-window-manager-comes-up, I've probably tried it before (blackbox, IceWM, JWM, all of the tilers, most legacy stuff). Really looking for obscure but interesting projects - you can see that a lot of the above are actually reimplementations of old, well-known projects.

 

You should check out i3wm if you havent already. Been using it for about six months.

 

Very easy to use and configure.

post #342 of 366

Signing in - Love linux.

 

I'd say that I am an intermediate user, mostly been a hardcore Windows admin/user my whole life.

 

Although I really enjoy using Ubuntu, Backtrack, Mint & Fedora!

post #343 of 366

i3 was one of the more elegantly written things for X when it had come out. I know some have switched off a few releases back due to some of the changes, but it's come into vogue again.


Have been seeing more and more dwm/wayland mentions in my mailing lists, the teasers are enticing for a lack of a better word. Might need to get on the right mailing lists for more info though.


So I've finally finished up the WMs in the lists, and some more. I think the official count is at 72 now. The rate of experimentation has dropped significantly due to real-life ongoings but I still manage to squeeze in 2-3 every weekend or so. But 72's not a pretty enough number so I'm aiming for 99. This is turning out to be much more expansive than I had thought, and I'm considering turning the notes into a nice wiki/manual on github or something. But only if time will allow. Who knows, it might sit forever untouched on my harddrive.

 

The fact that I've thought of a title might mean that I'm too deep into things now to drop it - "99 Problems But a Window Manager Ain't One"

post #344 of 366
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The fact that I've thought of a title might mean that I'm too deep into things now to drop it - "99 Problems But a Window Manager Ain't One"

 

lol.

 

post #345 of 366

https://github.com/xyl0n/iris

 

Great openbox theme, trying to get that on Fluxbox. Begrudgingly stuck on gtk due to Firefox but at least it can look good while it's at it.

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