Window manager variety
Posted Apr 18, 2012 22:33 UTC (Wed) by khim
In reply to: Window manager variety
Parent article: LFCS 2012: X and Wayland
Your definition of progress is kinda strange: tiling window managers were tried and explicitly rejected! And it happened decades ago! They were tried and rejected before X Window System was born!
Tiling window managers were invented before anything else: remember that both Xerox Star (in 1981, no less) and Windows 1.0 (in 1985) employed tiling window managers! They were neat, but people rejected them.
Today they are in position similar to other old rejected technologies (such as Acme or FFM): some old-timers still use them and even few newcomers are choosing them but most users don't know about them and don't want to know about them.
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