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Old 08-22-2006, 02:45 AM   #1
Dralnu
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Is Fluxbox worth the work?


Alright, this is one of those threads that can cause issues, lol.

I've tried Fluxbox a few times, but never got past the configuration. It seems anything I want to do with it, requires foo, and foo needs bar to do what I want. I'm just making a general comment, as well.

Currently I use IceWM because its well, light, featurful, and I just like it, but I've always seen this almost fanatical following for Fluxbox.

Currently with IceWM what I have ti set up to do:
Hotkeys (this is a minor bit)
Dual-backgrounds (one for my root window, another for transparencies)

Pretty much everything else is fairly common, but still, there is the fact that Fluxbox seems to be, barren, when it comes to features, or they prove to be rather dodgy to get to.

Is it worth all the work to get it set-up? Is there anything about it that makes it stand out as a WM?
 
Old 08-22-2006, 02:49 AM   #2
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No, there isn't. It has obscure bugs that the developers refuse to recognise, development is slow and it has nothing you can't get elsewhere. If you don't have a problem with IceWM don't switch, else if a *box-style look is what you want to Openbox.
 
Old 08-22-2006, 03:10 AM   #3
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No, there isn't. It has obscure bugs that the developers refuse to recognise, development is slow and it has nothing you can't get elsewhere. If you don't have a problem with IceWM don't switch, else if a *box-style look is what you want to Openbox.
Can you give me an idea as you what kind of bugs?

I may look at openbox, but right now sticking to IceWM seems like a good option for me (I may play around with Ion3 some, though).
 
  


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