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Old 08-14-2015, 01:07 AM   #1
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Still using Blackbox 0.70.1 ?


I have usually used Openbox but since Slackware 14.1 stable has Blackbox I thought I would use it for a while. However, since it has been years since a release and Blackbox seems essentially defunct going by the Wiki page, I am wondering if using Blackbox 0.70.1 was still being used by anyone that likes Blackbox or Openbox.

I noticed a recent (May 2015) build of a Blackbox 0.70.1_sl that I believe would be an unofficial build ?

Any thoughts on using older , yet stable window managers that have dormant status ?

I like Razor-QT, too.

The more I use Slackware the more I like it. I wish I would have taken the time to really learn it years ago. I like the idea of updates as needed rather than 2-3 times a week or so for Debian based patches.
Seems every argument concerning SystemD had mention of " faster, better boot time". Big whoop. My Slackware box is on an 11 year old MSI P4 Via Chipset based MBoard with only 1 GB Ram. DVD burner, but it still has a floppy drive (standard). It is slow to boot and I don't care because I'm running Genuine Slackware. To mention SystemD here may be blashemy, but I am wondering if it is designed to make Linux more penetrable for governmental snooping.

Again, thanks for your thoughts on blackbox.
 
Old 08-14-2015, 01:13 AM   #2
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The more I use Slackware the more I like it. I wish I would have taken the time to really learn it years ago.
It's never too late.

http://docs.slackware.com/

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Old 08-14-2015, 01:34 AM   #3
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Here is a fork of this window manager.
 
Old 08-14-2015, 06:48 AM   #4
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Any thoughts on using older , yet stable window managers that have dormant status ?
Just because something is dormant or even completely dead is no reason to remove it from Slackware. If the program is stable, bug-free, and it is able to compile/run on the current release, then I see no reason to remove it (and I'm pretty sure Pat has the same thought process).

If it works for you and you like it, I say keep using it.
 
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Old 08-14-2015, 07:03 AM   #5
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And you also have Fluxbox, a fork of Blackbox.
 
Old 08-28-2015, 03:03 AM   #6
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Blackbox works for me ...

...most of the time and I can use Dolphin if I need to access files easily. BB loads so quick after I startx...awesome .

I had used Crunchbang for a long while and liked its minimalistic attributes....but changed to Slackware when CB was discontinued.

I like it that Slackware is rockin' solid. I just would like it if the installer had just a bit more relevant options ...
 
Old 08-28-2015, 07:17 AM   #7
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I use Fluxbox, with almost no customization (too lazy). It works, is reasonably fast and doesn't get in my way.

<OT>To a new installation, I always add the worker file manager and the geany editor. Learning vim has been in my TODO list for years, but it never managed to stay on top of it.</OT>

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