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Re: usable window manager for FC3?



On Wed, Dec 22, 2004 at 12:33:58AM -0500, James Ralston wrote:
> Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, this means that from my point of
> view, FC3 does not have a usable window manager.
> As far as I'm concerned, a usable window manager must support the
> following capabilities:

While I appreciate your wishes, I don't think this line of argument is very
constructive. Everyone has favorite features, and it's not helpful to say
"this is totally broken!" (or "unusable") just because it doesn't match
_your_ checklist. 

Clearly metacity meets some people's checklists (Havoc's, at least!), and
I'm sure you're well aware of it. Rather than picking the inflammatory
subject and introductory paragraphs, it's more likely to be productive to
phrase this differently -- "Where can I find a FC3 window manager that meets
my needs?

That said...

> Otherwise, if my assessment is correct: what are those of you who also
> demand the above capabilities using?  Sawfish from CVS?  Something
> else?

Window Maker should fit the bill pretty well, although the version in Fedora
Extras last I looked (before the new "Pre-Extras" thing) wasn't up to date
and wasn't quite modern-gnome-aware.

-- 
Matthew Miller           mattdm mattdm org        <http://www.mattdm.org/>
Boston University Linux      ------>                <http://linux.bu.edu/>


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