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View Poll Results: Window Manager of the Year
awesome 3 2.17%
dwm 6 4.35%
Fluxbox 29 21.01%
FVWM 6 4.35%
herbstluftwm 1 0.72%
i3 20 14.49%
IceWM 10 7.25%
JWM 8 5.80%
MetaCity 8 5.80%
Openbox 34 24.64%
Ratpoison 0 0%
spectrwm 1 0.72%
StumpWM 0 0%
twm 4 2.90%
Window Maker 2 1.45%
xmonad 3 2.17%
bspwm 0 0%
cwm 3 2.17%
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Old 01-14-2019, 03:33 AM   #16
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+1 fluxbox
 
Old 01-15-2019, 06:30 AM   #17
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Just found out recently that the original author of blackbox migrated the code to a GitHub repo as recently as 2015. Unfortunately, no commits since then.

There's a fork of the project being maintained at https://github.com/bbidulock/blackboxwm and the last commit was Oct of 2018.
 
Old 01-15-2019, 10:15 AM   #18
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Fluxbox, baby. I tried Hackedbox (hard to tell the difference from Fluxbox IMO), Windowlabs (clunky) and maybe a couple others in passing but have used Fluxbox exclusively for 10 years or more.

Initially because of the low-end laptop I had and needed to be resource conscious. It does everything I need it to and wouldn't use anything else now.
 
Old 01-15-2019, 12:38 PM   #19
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Just found out recently that the original author of blackbox migrated the code to a GitHub repo as recently as 2015. Unfortunately, no commits since then.
that is not the information i get from that repository.
to me it looks like:
- it has been on github for 17 (!) years
- the latest commit was 4 years ago
 
Old 01-15-2019, 12:46 PM   #20
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that is not the information i get from that repository.
to me it looks like:
- it has been on github for 17 (!) years
- the latest commit was 4 years ago
Looking at the commit log, I see the maintainer's username is not linked to his profile, except for the very last commit. I suspect the SF cvs repo was migrated to a git repo, thereby retaining dates of commits.

Also was basing my assumption on the comments and dates on this ticket.

Oh, and a link (that leads to the Git repo) near the top of the blackbox SF summary page, the text reads " As of 2015-06-19, this project can be found here."

Last edited by Andy Alt; 01-15-2019 at 12:52 PM.
 
Old 01-15-2019, 12:56 PM   #21
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Looking at the commit log, I see the maintainer's username is not linked to his profile, except for the very last commit. I suspect the SF cvs repo was migrated to a git repo, thereby retaining dates of commits.

Also was basing my assumption on the comments and dates on this ticket.

Oh, and a link (that leads to the Git repo) near the top of the blackbox SF summary page, the text reads " As of 2015-06-19, this project can be found here."
i don't fully understand it, but upon closer inspection it seems you're right.
 
Old 01-15-2019, 01:10 PM   #22
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bspwm, which is not there. i3wm & Openbox are awesome too!
 
Old 01-16-2019, 09:14 AM   #23
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bspwm, which is not there. i3wm & Openbox are awesome too!
Added.

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Old 01-19-2019, 09:40 AM   #24
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Openbox
 
Old 01-19-2019, 10:48 AM   #25
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Calm Window Manager (a.k.a. cwm)
 
Old 01-21-2019, 04:03 PM   #26
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i3 for me, as it is very Slackware friendly in my opinion (especially with plain text config and scripting friendly).
 
Old 01-22-2019, 12:52 PM   #27
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IceWM

I just want it to work and not fight me. IceWM has been my desktop of choice for years.
 
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Old 01-22-2019, 12:57 PM   #28
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Calm Window Manager (a.k.a. cwm)
I'll second that - used it on FreeBSD for a long time, best minimal window manager I ever used. Used to be default on openBSD but now FVWM is, which I don't like at all.
 
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Old 01-22-2019, 02:32 PM   #29
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bspwm, which is not there. i3wm & Openbox are awesome too!
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Thanks Jeremy! Is there a way I can re-cast my vote?
 
Old 01-22-2019, 03:33 PM   #30
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Thanks Jeremy! Is there a way I can re-cast my vote?
Unfortunately votes cannot be changed once placed.

--jeremy
 
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