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Re: F9 for Eeepc



On Wed, 2008-01-30 at 22:03 -0500, Yaakov Nemoy wrote:
> On Jan 30, 2008 10:46 AM, Jon Nettleton <jon nettleton gmail com> wrote:
> > Thanks for the heads up.  I am not directly working with the Eeedora
> > project.  I am really most interested in getting the most functional low
> > resolution desktop as possible.  Xfce is fine, however I find that
> > desktop environment a bit restrictive.  Here is the environment I am
> > building/using right now on my eeepc ( by the way this is > 2GB's ).  I
> > know I know, but I am more interested in functionality than space.
> >
> > 1)  Devilspie to better customize size and position of windows.  Overly
> > large windows are still problematic and I am trying methods to fix this.
> > I am thinking maybe scaling the window with a compositing manager might
> > be the way to go.  Oh and some kind of gui to configure devilspie, it is
> > said that one doesn't exist yet.  I am thinking angelcake would be a
> > good name.
> 
> Except that it doesn't do compositing yet, I recommend XMonad for your
> WM (or any other tiling window manager).  On such a small screen, it
> should solve alot of difficulties you have in placing windows in a
> reasonable space.  There is no gui to configure it either, but you
> have the same barrier both ways.  At least this way you're not using
> something as inelegant as devilspie.

The Metacity in Rawhide does compositing now.  That codebase with a few
patches I am working on works quite nicely.  I am not sure why you
consider devilspie inelegant.  It just hangs out and matches windows and
places them if you tell it to.  Very simple and straightforward.

Jon


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