Nov 5, 2011
New window manager! It’s called dwm (dynamic window manager) and it’s great for tiling terminals. The screenshot shows 4 xterms open with tty-clock, vim (showing config.h, the dwm config file), and archey. The configuration is satisfactorily geeky because you edit a C header file then need to recompile and install to see the changes. No gui, not even an ncurses based config (I love ncurses based stuff). Dwm is made by suckless, whose philosophy seems to be make it as minimal as you can, then cut out half.
A very lightweight and keyboard orientated WM, it is as fast as a WM can be. Unlike Gnome, lightweight WMs like this don’t get in the way. It can also be put in floating mode when necessary, and rules can be defined for programs like GIMP to always run in floating mode. Very tidy.

New window manager! It’s called dwm (dynamic window manager) and it’s great for tiling terminals. The screenshot shows 4 xterms open with tty-clock, vim (showing config.h, the dwm config file), and archey. The configuration is satisfactorily geeky because you edit a C header file then need to recompile and install to see the changes. No gui, not even an ncurses based config (I love ncurses based stuff). Dwm is made by suckless, whose philosophy seems to be make it as minimal as you can, then cut out half.

A very lightweight and keyboard orientated WM, it is as fast as a WM can be. Unlike Gnome, lightweight WMs like this don’t get in the way. It can also be put in floating mode when necessary, and rules can be defined for programs like GIMP to always run in floating mode. Very tidy.

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