Posted Feb 3, 2006 15:15 UTC (Fri) by astrophoenix
In reply to: Openbox: A lightweight window manager (Linux.com)
Parent article: Openbox: A lightweight window manager (Linux.com)
blackbox, which inspired openbox, was implemented in c++. after openbox came out, blackbox
was re-factored to provide a fairly clean, object-oriented interface for all the little utilities to use
(the bbtools, like bbkeys, bbmail, bbpager, etc). the goal being to allow implementation of helper
programs to be much easier.
after seeing that, re-writing openbox in C seems a step backward now that
blackbox is leveraging the power of the object-oriented paradigm.
I'm going to have to give blackbox and openbox a try again, I haven't run either of them in at least a
year now. I've been running ratpoison (when working) and kde (for leisure computing) now
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