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View Poll Results: What windows manager do you use for you divine slackbox?
KDE 57 36.54%
Xfce 56 35.90%
GNOME 1 0.64%
other (blackbox, MATE, etc.) 42 26.92%
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Old 04-30-2019, 05:01 PM   #76
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I think kde5 is just a good modern desktop. I really wonder what mr Volkerding is waiting for.
From his response on the 'donating to slackware' thread. He gave a little insight on where he's at with Slackware 15 and had this to say on Plasma:

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Plasma 5 has been a consideration as well, although frankly it's grown much larger than GNOME was back when I decided that should be spun off for third party maintenance. If that's going in, we really need to analyze which dependencies would not be used outside of Plasma and stick all of those in the KDE series. I'm as tired of the pollution of the L series as the rest of you are.
Keeping my fingers crossed that it makes the cut.
 
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Old 04-30-2019, 06:29 PM   #77
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I'm as tired of the pollution of the L series as the rest of you are.
I haven't been using Slackware for very long (since 2013), but this statement is exactly how I feel.
 
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Old 05-01-2019, 05:09 PM   #78
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I had xfce for a long time, then switched to KDE for a year or so (btw. because of thinking Dolphin would have a better interface and more power).

After some time I started to miss all my xfce configuration (mainly the context menu items for thunar and my toolbar icons) and I wasn't amused how the context menu is handled by Dolphin (using the usual file type associations puts too much garbage on the menu, and thunar can access those too via a submenu).

Then, at some point I noticed that all the power that could eventually be used (all those flexible configuration files) didn't help me in any way but the definition of my own window style (which used a legacy format because I couldn't figure out how to use the more modern format).
It's simply wasted power.

At the end I got back on track to xfce and I am happy now again.

Btw. acoording a problem I had, Dolphin and network access to sftp...
after switching I wondered why thunar is so much faster (I knew that before but I thought something in the network configuration must be damaged).
Well, I found, with Dolphin you should use fish://... instead of sftp://..., but even then, Thunar is still faster and more convenient.
 
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Old 05-01-2019, 06:31 PM   #79
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I have always used KDE since Caldera OpenLinux days. It's not perfect but it's what I'm used to.
 
Old 05-01-2019, 07:08 PM   #80
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Well, I found, with Dolphin you should use fish://... instead of sftp://..., but even then, Thunar is still faster and more convenient.
I had no problem using the KIO infrastructure to access sftp through sftp://. Of course as you have found, fish:// is also a way. However, it's a legacy KIO and it requires the transfer of a perl script to the host. But I found it that it behaves better under certain high-latency, low-bandwidth settings.

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Old 05-03-2019, 05:39 AM   #81
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KDE all the way
..and Dolphin is outstanding
 
Old 05-04-2019, 05:35 AM   #82
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Wink

See, (voted for XFCE) the DE boils down to be more like the Mandriva kernel or the Slackware kernel:

The former being too worked out by patches and attempt to squeeze in as much as possible - you will most likely fail to add anything more - should you find something still missing in the first place.

And - I know as i did both find and fail...

too worked out

Then there is the later Vanilla kernel - rock solid with quite a thing lacking, but woe and behold - accepts patches like a charm and can be gracefully brought to compile about anything - as long as you don't update it for a too fresh one.

Been there - done that - quite a few times now, and across more than only i386 and AMD 32/64 club...

...

When i have a silly idea and try to go by it on a WM/DE, and i happen to have it once in a while, KDE just looks at me with that "you won't ride this horse boy" in the eyes.

The XFCE, that has grown quite mature last couple of years, however has that seducing look of "anything goes", and while some things are lacking, we're been places other have to go yet...



my 2c for a decade and a half of GNU/Linux; maybe two of x86 PCs and 3 decades of computers and programming and hacking altogether.
 
Old 06-08-2019, 04:41 AM   #83
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As long as Xfce can run XSnow, I'm happy!

Yeah, I know, I'm easily amused.

Good News!!
XSnow lives!
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Originally Posted by wvermin View Post
A new version of xsnow, running in gnome, kde, raspbian and many other environments: https://www.ratrabbit.nl/ratrabbit/c...w/introduction

It is the intention to push this version into Debian's repositories.
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...73#post6003273
 
Old 06-09-2019, 01:41 AM   #84
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I recently went back to this setup:

https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ml#post5797385

Current components are:
  • OpenBox
  • Plank (as the taskbar)
  • pcmanfm-qt (as the desktop and the external drive mounter)
  • lxqt-notificationd (as the notification manager)
  • stalonetray (as the system tray)
  • dmenu (as the application launcher)

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Old 06-11-2019, 10:51 PM   #85
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Why do I love Window Maker so much. Because it is light, it runs all the XFCE and KDE apps without issue, and I can make menus easily. Oh and it is still maintained, is stable as everthing else, supports scrolling workspaces with thumbwheel. I voted other. I've used O/S 2, all MS from DOS 3.22 upto Win10, android, IOS, MAC, Atari's GUI, Enlightenment, Lumina, all of them are over complicated compared to Window Maker. Maybe I can't get rounded corners (or can I) and themeing is one size for all screens and work spaces, but it gets the job done. Cheers, BrianA_MN
 
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Old 06-12-2019, 03:52 PM   #86
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A draw! c'mon!
 
Old 06-14-2019, 03:21 PM   #87
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This poll is not well designed. When I write these words there are 53 votes on KDE, 54 votes on Xfce, 1 vote on GNOME and 42 votes on other DEs/WMs. In well designed poll the category “other” is the smallest one.

Slackware 14.2 offers by default seven DEs/WMs:

● Blackbox,
● Fluxbox,
● FVWM2,
● KDE,
● twm,
● wmaker (Window Maker),
● Xfce.

Your poll should include those seven DEs/WMs and the category “other”.

It is not enough to be Slackware fan boy. A bit of common sense would be very helpful.

(Although I appreciate your enthusiasm.)
 
Old 06-14-2019, 03:26 PM   #88
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Then, again, short of tiling window managers.

They seem to have got a bit of traction as of late?

i3, awesome and the like
 
Old 06-14-2019, 10:34 PM   #89
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My vote use to be for FVWM, but I started using wmaker and realized the simplicity of it over writing (programming practically) menu's and xdg associations missing in FVWM. Also the FVWM project is leaderless right now, or at least the project leader is not getting cooperation from the few developers who help, so development is on a hiatus as of now, in my opinion. Wmaker on the other hand does have active development, they have updated the website and are looking to modernize the default interface. So I'm willing to have a tiling manager that is quicker, is xdg compliant, is EWMH compliant and works with my two displays of different size easily. Not everyone is looking for eye candy and automatic everything. Plus my 2005 820D Pentium CPU hardware with 4G of memory seems to become confused by both KDE and XFCE's power management, but not with xscreensaver or xdm. It's Linux and you can customize your PC the way you want, that's free beer. Cheers, BrianA_MN
 
Old Yesterday, 03:22 AM   #90
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I use Xfce, though it feels very 'unfinished' compared to KDE out-of-the-box in Slackware. Well, there's SBo to install everything I need, so not a big deal.
 
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