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Old 03-30-2005, 02:09 AM   #1
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Any distros that run ratpoison or any other cool wm?


Hello I've been wanting to try Ratpoison because I've heard good things. I would like to know if there are any distros that run this. I'll admit it right now that I'm too lazy to just download it and run it. I want it done for me, I'm really trying to get away from the KDE world right now. Slack is the only distro that has really given me plenty of options for wms and desktops. Mandrake had Ice WM which was cool but I'm now looking for a distro that runs Ratpoison. Thanks for any help.
 
Old 03-30-2005, 03:45 AM   #2
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AFAIK, you can only get Ratpoison if you d/l and install it manually.
 
Old 03-30-2005, 03:46 AM   #3
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I'm sure that with it's massive colletion of packages, Debian would have it lying around somewhere.
 
Old 03-30-2005, 03:52 AM   #4
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Re: Any distros that run ratpoison or any other cool wm?

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Hello I've been wanting to try Ratpoison because I've heard good things. I would like to know if there are any distros that run this. I'll admit it right now that I'm too lazy to just download it and run it.
Then you're probably too lazy to run it at all. I'm confused by wanting to get away from 'the KDE world' and into something like ratpoison and, at the same time, wanting things 'done for you'. But ratpoison is about 5k of source with no deps beyond X, AFAIR. ./configure && make && checkinstall and you're done. Easier than posting here and hunting around and typing installpkg.
 
Old 03-30-2005, 01:02 PM   #5
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Ouch - I just got served by digiot

OK, well thanks for the help anyway.

Some way say I am crippled by laziness. I do wish to get away from KDE, to me it's a bit too bloated. Gnome is ok, and I've been using Flux for the past few weeks on Slack.
 
Old 03-30-2005, 07:53 PM   #6
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I didn't mean anything harsh - just struck me as an odd combination of things. Constructive laziness is a good thing. For instance, take the initial effort to write a script to pull down the ratpoison source code and build it for you and then, forever after, you can lazily type 'mkratpoison' whenever you want to upgrade. Voila!

Which reminds me - Arch. You can do 'pacman -S wmi evilwm pwm pekwm ion foo bar baz' and have a truckload of little wms in a command and a minute or two. Grab 'selectwm' while you're at it, to switch around between them. Ratpoison may have been a choice, too.
 
  


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