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Old 06-10-2013, 12:28 PM   #1
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[Request] include i3 & i3status in slackware

Hi @Pat,

i like to see i3 and i3status (with the 3 minimal deps) included into slackware.
Is this possible?

regards fl0
Old 06-11-2013, 08:49 AM   #2
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Agreed. Not that it's hard to install them from SBO, but I like the idea of a tiling window manager option available out of the box in Slackware.

i3 has great documentation, has more features than dwm and isn't as bloated (as tiling WMs go) as awesome or xmonad. I've tried several tiling window managers and i3 is as good as any of them.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:23 AM   #3
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I was thinking of asking this too these past few days


There'd be i3lock too.

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Old 06-23-2013, 11:01 AM   #4
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+1. Besides, i3 is easy to get into (comparing to other tiling wm's), and it would be nice for Slackware to have at least one tiling wm included (kwin doesn't count )
Old 06-23-2013, 11:35 AM   #5
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I have also been wishing recently that Slackware had a tiling window manager included. Of all of them, I would agree that i3 is probably the best choice, due to it's accessibility, great documentation, and comparatively few dependencies.

I really like Xmonad myself (as you may be able to tell by my sig!), but it has a lot of dependencies that those who are not planning to work with Haskell might not wish to include.

I think it would be nice to have i3 around.

Last edited by Kallaste; 06-23-2013 at 11:37 AM. Reason: typo
Old 06-23-2013, 05:00 PM   #6
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It would be awesome to have i3 included. (I think you would also want to add dmenu.)

Then we could vote in those polls about favorite WM/DE ;-)



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