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Poll: Window Manager of the Year
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Window Manager of the Year

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The nominees are:

Window Maker
Fluxbox
Enlightenment
KWin
sawfish
MetaCity
IceWM
Blackbox
AfterStep
Openbox
fvwm2
Ratpoison
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xfwm4

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Old 01-28-2006, 03:49 PM   #1
jeremy
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Window Manager of the Year


If you are looking for KDE, Gnome, etc they are in the Desktop Environment Award.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-29-2006, 12:35 PM   #2
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always fluxbox
 
Old 01-29-2006, 12:36 PM   #3
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What exactly is the difference between the two groups?
 
Old 01-29-2006, 01:01 PM   #4
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where's pekwm????, that little window manager come through great in 2005
 
Old 01-29-2006, 02:19 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by linmix
What exactly is the difference between the two groups?
Typically, it's a matter of scale. But there are also things which a DE does that a window manager will not do. Icons, file associations, etc... these are things that a DE usually does that a window manager would not do.

The task of a window manager is to manage the windows. Move, resize, minimize/hide (optional), close, open, placement... etc. Everything else is not part of the job (although most include menu functionality for people who don't run them in a DE). For example, if you click on a text document and an editor opens with the file in it, you are using functionality that is the realm of the DE.

For many people, a window manager provides all the functionality they need. Other people need the more complete and integrated environment that KDE or Gnome provides. The extra functionality comes at the cost of increased size and resource needs.
 
Old 01-29-2006, 09:20 PM   #6
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Fluxbox =)
 
Old 01-30-2006, 01:56 AM   #7
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Metacity or enlightenment.
 
Old 01-30-2006, 01:58 AM   #8
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Have to go with Enlightenment
 
Old 01-30-2006, 04:29 AM   #9
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Definitely Fluxbox
 
Old 01-30-2006, 05:21 AM   #10
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Fluxbox here
 
Old 01-30-2006, 11:43 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by frob23
Typically, it's a matter of scale. But there are also things which a DE does that a window manager will not do. Icons, file associations, etc... these are things that a DE usually does that a window manager would not do.

The task of a window manager is to manage the windows. Move, resize, minimize/hide (optional), close, open, placement... etc. Everything else is not part of the job (although most include menu functionality for people who don't run them in a DE). For example, if you click on a text document and an editor opens with the file in it, you are using functionality that is the realm of the DE.

For many people, a window manager provides all the functionality they need. Other people need the more complete and integrated environment that KDE or Gnome provides. The extra functionality comes at the cost of increased size and resource needs.
Thanks! Great explanation.
 
Old 01-30-2006, 12:20 PM   #12
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Fluxbox definitely.
 
Old 01-30-2006, 01:41 PM   #13
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Another fluxbox user here.
 
Old 01-30-2006, 01:50 PM   #14
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Fluxbox yet again
 
Old 01-30-2006, 01:54 PM   #15
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IceWM is my favorite!
 
  


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