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Old 04-24-2013, 11:41 AM   #1936
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Almost five years after I wrote my first post in that thread and over one year after I updated that first post for the last time I decided to publish my current Slackware desktop for the next time.

Since 1997 I use exclusively Window Maker (window manager based on the very elegant and efficient classic UNIX NeXT GUI). Slackware 14.0 is provided with Window Maker 0.95.3.

The traditional supplement of Window Maker are dockable applications or dockapps. In the past I used a lot of different dockable applications. Since 2011 I use just one: wminfo. Thanks to that my desktop fulfills the K.I.S.S. rule.

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A few weeks ago I bought secondhand Lenovo ThinkPad T61. Itís great machine Ė the same as all IBM/Lenovo ThinkPads that I owned in the past or I own now. Thanks to the big 1680◊1050 wide screen I managed to put on the desktop of my newest ThinkPad fifteen dockable applications. For the comparison: my older ThinkPads use 1024◊768 screens and hold just eleven dockable applications (see the first post in the present thread).

Hereís the default Window Maker screen (1024◊768):

windowmaker-default.png

Hereís my current Window Maker screen (1680◊1050):

windowmaker-2013-rbow.png

On the left side there are fifteen instances of just one dockable application: wminfo. These instances of the wminfo run fifteen different plugins. The working plugins from top to bottom are:

● timezone.wmi
● date-pl.wmi
● conky.thinkpad.wmi
● conky.sysmon.wmi
● conky.top.wmi
● conky.diskmon.wmi
● conky.uptime.wmi
● df.wmi
● conky.netmon.wmi
● biff-cmk.wmi
● conky.forecast.wmi WROCLAW, PL
● conky.weather.wmi EPWR
● sun-moon.wmi
● slackware-patches.wmi
● wrapper-currencies-pl.wmi

They monitor the system, the machine, and display the other useful data got from Internet or created with the help of the different programs.

On the right side there are four icons of the running programs. I use the first workspace for Firefox and Thunderbird, the second for the userís xterms, the third for Apache OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice, ydpdict, kydpdict+, StarDict, and NKFD, the fourth for GIMP, Geeqie, Skype, mocp, VLC, etc., and the fifth for the rootís xterms, SSH sessions, Wicd, and VirtualBox. Of course I donít run all those programs simultaneously all the time.

To the left from the center thereís applications launcher. I donít use it. I defined the applications for the flat launcher in order to define the keyboard shortcuts. So to run the programs I use the keyboard shortcuts rather than the applications launcher or the commands.

To the right from the center thereís Gnuplot window that displays the dates of Slackware Linux releases (I put it here just to fill the empty space on the published desktop Ė the graph is derived from the interesting thread that I stole in the post #28 and then changed its direction).

On my main userís desktop I use white wallpaper with Slackware logo by pwc101 from LinuxQuestions.org. On my other usersí desktops appears the same logo on the backgrounds made of the different shades of gray.

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Most of the mentioned above wminfo plugins have regular dockable applications counterparts such as: wmtz, wmCalClock, wmpower+ (wmpower), wmsm, wmtop, wmUpMon, pywmhdmon, netmon, WMnet, WMBiff, wmweather or wmweather+, wmSun, and wmMoonClock.

There are three main differences between these classical dockable applications and wminfo:

1. Some of the mentioned dockable applications werenít maintained for a long time and as a result they donít work now Ė wminfo is still maintained so it works (Iím the maintainer of wminfo).

2. Most of the dockable applications display some data using graphical representation Ė wminfo plugins display in most cases more data that their classical counterparts but they donít use any graphical data representation (except for the simple progress bars).

3. To write your own dockable application you should know at least C and dockable applications libraries Ė to write your own plugin for wminfo itís enough to know bash and a few Linux commands (although wminfo accepts the plugins written in any languages).

If you need some elegant and efficient window manager try Window Maker. If you need some standardized and universal dockable application try wminfo.

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Some time ago I submitted wminfo 4.1.1. The current wminfo version includes 195 ready to use plugins. Some of them are the mutual counterparts or serve just for the demonstration purposes so the number of the useful plugins is significantly lower but you can always write your own wminfo plugin as well.

Youíll find the wminfo package here:

http://dockapps.windowmaker.org/file.php/id/367

http://freecode.com/projects/wminfo

http://linux-bsd-unix.strefa.pl/index.en.html#wminfo

http://slackbuilds.org/repository/14.0/desktop/wminfo/

***

From April 2 to 3, 2013 I changed my desktop to align it with my brand new personality. Itís the same as before now and completely different at the same time. Maybe some day Iíll publish my newest desktop as well.
 
Old 04-24-2013, 12:46 PM   #1937
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Please .conkyrc.
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:07 AM   #1938
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Since 1997 I use exclusively Window Maker (window manager based on the very elegant and efficient classic UNIX NeXT GUI).
While Window Maker's design goal is to resemble the NeXTstep window manager it is written from scratch and not based on any other WM.
 
Old 04-25-2013, 02:27 PM   #1939
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While Window Maker's design goal is to resemble the NeXTstep window manager it is written from scratch and not based on any other WM.
If you read carefully what I wrote you will see that I stated that Window Maker is ďwindow manager based on the very elegant and efficient classic UNIX NeXT GUIĒ. That does not mean that Window Maker is based on NeXTstep but that it is based on NeXT GUI or Ė in the other words Ė it resembles NeXTstep look and feel.
 
Old 04-26-2013, 02:52 AM   #1940
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Almost five years after I wrote my first post in that thread and over one year after I updated that first post for the last time I decided to publish my current Slackware desktop for the next time.
....
What's the point of your post?
 
Old 04-26-2013, 04:15 PM   #1941
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My "Old" Slackware Desktop

Took me forever to get conky right. Wish I would have saved the conf. Anyway going through the thread has motivated me to start over.

OpenBox + nothing + hidden tool bar.
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:47 PM   #1942
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Took me forever to get conky right. Wish I would have saved the conf. Anyway going through the thread has motivated me to start over.

OpenBox + nothing + hidden tool bar.
That is a nice conky. What were you using for a tool bar (hidden)?
 
Old 04-26-2013, 05:03 PM   #1943
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Correction, That is Black Box. I started with openbox, but couldn't get the tool bar to hide by default. Once I got the menu set up I didnt really need a tool bar for anything. Xbindkeys had all of my laptop buttons working for sound etc., and wpa_supplicant autoconnected my wifi.
 
Old 04-26-2013, 10:02 PM   #1944
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Almost five years after I wrote my first post in that thread and over one year after I updated that first post for the last time I decided to publish my current Slackware desktop for the next time.
I like it. Deceptively simple and clean looking, since there is obviously a lot going on. I've never thought much about Window Maker, but it looks intriguing. Maybe if I get ambitious this summer I will try it out.

On a side note, only 7 days from Slackware 3.9 to 4.0? That's quite an outlier!
 
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:07 AM   #1945
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Since 1997 I use exclusively Window Maker (window manager based on the very elegant and efficient classic UNIX NeXT GUI). Slackware 14.0 is provided with Window Maker 0.95.3.
I've always been a fan of wmaker as well, it was my first (and only, back then) window manager installed on my first Linux box (Debian Woody in 2002) and I've stuck with it all the years I used Debian first and then Slackware.

However, the last few weeks I've been completely sold on TWM, that I've been using exclusively since.

Anyhow, that's my wmaker desktop (with dockapps all around and icons that I just thought they were nice back in 20002 and, while not really representative of the program behind, I'm just used to them):
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:22 AM   #1946
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What's the point of your post?
1. To understand my point read one more time the title of the present thread and the sentence which you quoted.

2. If that does not help you to understand my point go back to the first item above.
 
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:43 AM   #1947
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Took me forever to get conky right. Wish I would have saved the conf. Anyway going through the thread has motivated me to start over.

OpenBox + nothing + hidden tool bar.
How did you get the weather showing in conky?
 
Old 04-30-2013, 12:48 AM   #1948
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New FvwmButtons config:
FVWM2 (Dirty)
 
Old 05-11-2013, 06:30 PM   #1949
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KDE 4.10.3:

http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/20...rx-d64xsab.png
 
Old 05-11-2013, 07:23 PM   #1950
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That's a very nice KDE setup.
 
  


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