Openbox: A lightweight window manager (Linux.com)
Posted Feb 2, 2006 23:37 UTC (Thu) by carlos
Parent article: Openbox: A lightweight window manager (Linux.com)
Is great to see that the world of window managers is as alive as ever! As a user of Enlightenment, Window Maker, Blackbox, etc... I am looking forward to try it.
As an offtopic comment, we should have a really nice xdm, that every Linux/BSD/etc. distribution could use. Instead we have kdm, gdm and a very poor xdm.
We should gave a single xterm, supporting all our reasonable needs, used by everyone. Instead, we have KDE and GNOME terminals and a few more around.
We should have a really nice simple app to monitor laptop battery, that everyone could use, from KDE, GNOME, GnuStep, OpenBox. Instead KDE and Gnome implement their own versions.
One thing is KDE, GNOME to develop their own Desktop, or a few large projects as Koffice, Abiword, Gnumeric. Other entirely different thing is to develop everything under the sun in duplicate. What is more, most of these little duplicated apps are not easy to call from a command line, unless you happen to guess their names...
What's next? K window system competing with G Window system? K server against G server?
We should merge things as much as possible under the X umbrella, not creating a big, bloated digital divide for the future.
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