[Novalug] OpenSuSE 11.2 Gripe
clif at cflynt.com
Thu Dec 10 09:32:18 EST 2009
On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 12:12:05AM -0700, Maxwell Spangler wrote:
> Seriously, no love on this list for Fvwm2? Do you know how many sad,
> lonely evenings I gave to that window manager's configuration file so my
> window borders and custom menus could look *just so nice*?
FVWM2 is what I use on my own systems. Like you, I spent too many
nights and afternoons getting it to do what I want, and I haven't
wanted it to change.
In the mid 80s, after changing editors 4 or 5 times in a year, I
decided to stick with micro-Emacs. Small, portable, and has the functionality
I need. At this point, my fingers know memacs and I don't think about
how to get text to move on the screen, I think about what I need to
say, what problem my code is solving, etc.
Window managers are similar. I don't think "A right click will lower
this window", I think "I need to see what's under this", and the mouse
But I live on the computer and mouse/keyboard are like extensions to
my arms and fingers.
The systems I construct for less tech-savvy friends need to use a WM
that's supported by the distro writers. They need to be able to get
updates with a button click instead of "Find the Website, Download,
compile, remove old application & libs, install, rinse/lather/repeat".
The more I fight with Gnome, KDE, et al, the more I question that
decision and wonder if I should figure out how to make FVWM work with
the autoloader to bring up some fileselector when a CD-Rom is inserted.
Then I could give folks FVWM and ignore updates.
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