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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:

awesome
Compiz
dwm
Enlightenment
Fluxbox
FVWM
i3
IceWM
JWM
KWin
Marco
MetaCity
Mutter
Openbox
Ratpoison
Sawfish
spectrwm
Window Maker
wmii
xfwm4
xmonad
Notion
twm
bspwm
herbstluftwm

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Old 01-10-2014, 12:27 PM   #31
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I've only jus discovered this highly scriptable miracle of a window manager. Besides using Emacs-style key chains for non-Emacs things, what other window manager allows you to launch and use another window manager without restarting X? While it isn't exactly a tiling window manager, one can easily add tiling features with external scripts.
 
Old 01-10-2014, 01:25 PM   #32
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Will TWM be added?

Notion was added on the same day on one thread vote, TWM has had two so far, the first from myself about three weeks ago, but is still not listed.

It is still an active project, twm-1.0.8 was released only 4 months ago.

http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/app/twm/

It would be nice to give Alan Coopersmith and his colleagues some recognition.
 
Old 01-10-2014, 02:40 PM   #33
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twm has been added.

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Old 01-10-2014, 03:31 PM   #34
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twm has been added.


--jeremy
Thank you :-)

My vote has been duly cast.
 
Old 01-10-2014, 07:18 PM   #35
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Window maker rocks.
 
Old 01-11-2014, 09:26 PM   #36
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Openbox. IMHO, it has the best keyboard shortcuts. It also doesn't have the perpetual issues that tiling window managers have (for example, if I run i3 and I launch 1password with wine, I get screen corruption).

I was following Openbox ever since it was forked from Blackbox, btw.
Yeah, thats the thing about tiling wm's. Once you learn how to use them, some things are really great such as a perfect environment for coding. Some things are the same such as web browsing. Some things are just impossible. Anymore I would just prefer openbox. when I want to code I'll run tmux.
 
Old 01-15-2014, 06:25 AM   #37
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Where is BSPWM?
 
Old 01-15-2014, 10:32 AM   #38
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bspwm has been added.

--jeremy
 
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:14 AM   #39
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Enlightenment, slick, lightweight and infinitely tweakable.
 
Old 01-16-2014, 06:48 PM   #40
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Since bspwm was added, how about adding herbstluftwm.

http://herbstluftwm.org/
 
Old 01-17-2014, 03:35 PM   #41
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herbstluftwm has been added.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-23-2014, 11:54 AM   #42
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Enlightenment

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Yeah, thats the thing about tiling wm's. Once you learn how to use them, some things are really great such as a perfect environment for coding. Some things are the same such as web browsing. Some things are just impossible. Anymore I would just prefer openbox. when I want to code I'll run tmux.
Or... use latest Englightenment, wh/gives you choice of either or. I've been using E17 "alpha", the past couple years or so, and most recently Enlightenment18. +1 on the comment above about it being infinitely customizable. So I get to have things my way w/very little pain.

Besides being my favorite, if we're talking "Window Manager of the Year", Enlightenment surely takes the cake in terms of progress. Sure, it's heavier than the uber lightweight tiling WM's, but still orders of magnitude lighter than a DE while still incorporating many DE conveniences. To wit, I'm unsure, whether DE may actually be a more accurate category Enlightenment as it progresses.

As added bonus, it also brought us Terminology. An actually new and innovative terminal rather than just rehash/repackaging of rxvt...

Last edited by gotfw; 01-23-2014 at 11:58 AM.
 
Old 01-23-2014, 12:15 PM   #43
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To wit, I'm unsure, whether DE may actually be a more accurate category Enlightenment as it progresses.
As the project matures it may indeed reach a sort of middle ground which will make it difficult to categorize for the MCA's.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-23-2014, 01:38 PM   #44
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Compiz of course!
 
Old 02-02-2014, 10:36 PM   #45
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Another Compiz fan here!
 
  


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