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Which Window Manager to Use?
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What's your favorite WM?
JWM
48%
 48%  [ 24 ]
ICE WM
28%
 28%  [ 14 ]
Scwm
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Sawfish
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Metacity
2%
 2%  [ 1 ]
After Step
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Blackbox
4%
 4%  [ 2 ]
OLVWM
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Enlightenment
16%
 16%  [ 8 ]
CTWM
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
ZWM
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Haze
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 49

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zenfunk

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PostPosted: Sat 16 Jan 2010, 03:58    Post subject:  

Hm, I repeat myself here, but a GTK 1 Puppy sounds a lot like PULP. I didn't use GTK1 rox but emelfm instead, allmost all of the other proggies used are GTK 1, and yes, it's fast. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat 16 Jan 2010, 04:19    Post subject:  

Does anyone know if you can build a gtk1 gtkdialog? Puppy even relies on it for a lot of configuration stuff. If you can't then you'll either be spending a lot of time looking for or creating all sorts of guis, or leaving them out.
Which word processor would you include?

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PostPosted: Sat 16 Jan 2010, 07:25    Post subject:  

currently using jwm without rox desktop, as in http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=51200

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ttuuxxx


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PostPosted: Sat 16 Jan 2010, 08:51    Post subject:  

disciple wrote:
Does anyone know if you can build a gtk1 gtkdialog? Puppy even relies on it for a lot of configuration stuff. If you can't then you'll either be spending a lot of time looking for or creating all sorts of guis, or leaving them out.
Which word processor would you include?

earlier Abiword was gtk1, as gtkdialog goes yes gtk1.2 had gtkdialog, but have you ever checked the resources gtkdialog? Run pburn and check it out Smile It wouldn't hurt to loose gtkdialog in puppy for older 133- pc's, its very resource hungry. Tcl/tk would be way better of a way to go, much lighter.
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PostPosted: Sat 16 Jan 2010, 16:00    Post subject: 133
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ttuuxxx wrote:

It would and it wouldn't, The first thing would to be getting it going, keep in mind its for a 133....
I am sorry actually let me rephrase all of that. I want it to run on my 133 test machine that way I know even the simplest of users could run it. My mach is a amd phemon II X4/6.5GHz machine. However, I know not all users have that type of speed - I just wanna make sure my product will be widely usable.

On another note, I would like to thank everybody here for posting so many great links! You are literally giving me volumes of information and data to look over, so as I can make a well informed choice. Thank you all for your time and civility on here!

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PostPosted: Sat 16 Jan 2010, 19:19    Post subject:  

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It wouldn't hurt to loose gtkdialog in puppy for older 133- pc's, its very resource hungry. Tcl/tk would be way better of a way to go, much lighter.

Yes, I am a fan of Tcl/tk too. But again, it would be a bit of work to find or make decent replacements for all those things. However it wouldn't necessarily be so bad to retain a lot of gtkdialog things, as they are mostly not things that you have running and eating resources all the time (like a browser), but are things that you tend to use occasionally.

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rokytnji


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PostPosted: Sat 16 Jan 2010, 20:02    Post subject:  

Voted Icewm.

I run AntiX also which gives you some choice on what Desktop to run. There is a small thread at Mepis Lovers about thinking of seeing if LXDE might be a viable alternative Default Desktop.
http://mepislovers.org/forums/showthread.php?t=24611&highlight=lxde

AntiX choices for Desktop
1. Icewm
2. Fluxbox
3. Rox PinBoard

File Manager Choices in AntiX
1. PCMAN
2. Rox

I've used a LXDE Desktop (used earlier unstable versions). I like Icewm better though.

What I would would like to see in Puppy (just a wish, puppy is fine as it is)
1. JWM
2.Icewm
3.Fluxbox
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Ibidem

Joined: 25 May 2010
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PostPosted: Mon 31 May 2010, 17:19    Post subject: Include IceWM  

IceWM is my pick.
Way more features than you can keep track of (read /usr/share/icewm/preferences for an idea, I guesstimate ~400 options), incredibly tweakable, tons of decent themes, keyboard support while working with the mouse (as opposed to ratpoison), up to 12 desktops.
Also fond of the plaintext configuration (versus XML, like JWM uses).

For file manager I like Xfe, the X File Explorer; pcmanfm is decent, while rox is lacking a tree (explore) view. I dismiss Thunar & Nautilus without hesitation.
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altwan


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PostPosted: Fri 04 Jun 2010, 17:15    Post subject:  

My favourite lightweight window manager is Scrotwm.
http://scrotwm.org
Similar to dwm but easier to configure.
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harii4


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PostPosted: Sat 19 Jun 2010, 18:57    Post subject:  

lightweight window manager that i like is "oroborus".
feh handle the background and use no icons.
its lighter on old systems if rox dose not run (control) them.
For menu(s) i use yeahlaunch with spm and 9menu.

conky and xbattbar are my eye candy. Very Happy
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cebobbitt

Joined: 01 May 2009
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Location: Jacksonville,Florida

PostPosted: Fri 30 Jul 2010, 07:22    Post subject: FVWM2  

No one voted for fvwm2?........wow, what a shame, it does it all, including starting programs. I use it on all of my puppies!!
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DM was on fire!


Joined: 12 Sep 2009
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PostPosted: Fri 30 Jul 2010, 11:01    Post subject:  

What? Is there no love for Xfce?
I am disappoint. :c

I use Puppy more for the fact it's easy to run off a thumb drive, not for it's speed or the fact it can run on older systems (albeit, it is a bonus if I ever want to run it on my dad's laptop), so I have Xfce. I also want to try and put KDE on Puppy since my first choice above everything is KDE.
Did LHPUp run on KDE? It doesn't seem to anymore. :s
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PostPosted: Fri 30 Jul 2010, 17:54    Post subject:  

DM was on fire! wrote:
I also want to try and put KDE on Puppy since my first choice above everything is KDE.
Did LHPUp run on KDE? It doesn't seem to anymore. :s


Which Puppy do you use? I've got a working KDE4 desktop SFS for Quirky in my signature, and as far as I know, LHP still supports KDE, 3 and 4 in fact. Just need to download the KDE and Mariner SFS Tazoc (LHP maker) uploaded.

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Jim1911

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PostPosted: Fri 30 Jul 2010, 18:23    Post subject: LHP  

DM was on fire! wrote:
What? Is there no love for Xfce?
I am disappoint. :c

I use Puppy more for the fact it's easy to run off a thumb drive, not for it's speed or the fact it can run on older systems (albeit, it is a bonus if I ever want to run it on my dad's laptop), so I have Xfce. I also want to try and put KDE on Puppy since my first choice above everything is KDE.
Did LHPUp run on KDE? It doesn't seem to anymore. :s
If you want the best and latest KDE or XFCE for puppy, see TazOC's LHP 5C. It works great.
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PostPosted: Sun 01 Aug 2010, 05:40    Post subject:  XFCE
Subject description: XFCE
 

I personally love XFCE, it is very simple and an elegant solution as far as memory is concerned! I am pretty much using XFCE in all of my distributions these days.
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