Posted Feb 3, 2006 15:22 UTC (Fri) by zooko
In reply to: language choice
Parent article: Openbox: A lightweight window manager (Linux.com)
When ratpoison started locking up too much for me, I switch to IonWM
I am well satisfied. There have been no crashes or lockups (except something that turned out to be a bug in the old Gtk libs that came with vmware workstation 5.0), the default out-of-the-box UI is usable and attractive (unlike ratpoison, which was usable but repellent), the customization features work fine, etc.
I later found out that IonWM started as a fork of the code of ratpoison. Codebase forks are a wonderful thing -- possibly one of the little-understood core features of Free Software.
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