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InSearchOf
post Sep 5 2007, 06:54 PM
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I'm looking to change the wm to something more modern. I'm in favor of xfce wink.gif

Looking to see what the community has interst in. Now I know a lot of people have a problem with xfce because of memory usuage but I will be working on optimizing it as much as possible.

But throw out suggestions

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post Sep 5 2007, 11:40 PM
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In my point of view there is so much more inportant stuff to fix before starting to look at how to make things nicer that I regard this as being proposed with the wrong timing.

I mean current pdaxrom has severe low level stability issues, some basic functionality crippled or compromised, ancient kernel, touch screen incompatibilities with current kernels, incomplete boot loader, applets that should be for every day use that take ages to load (and some times do not even work), the usb client functionality is compromised for various reasons, the text console command line editing does wierd things, vi is still not in shape, there is no official backup/restore tool/applet ... and many more that I've ither forgotten or I'm not aware of.

I think a system should be built from the ground up ... no point building castels in the air ;-)
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post Sep 6 2007, 08:19 PM
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QUOTE(louigi600 @ Sep 5 2007, 11:40 PM)
In my point of view there is so much more inportant stuff to fix before starting to look at how to make things nicer that I regard this as being proposed with the wrong timing.

I mean current pdaxrom has severe low level stability issues, some basic functionality crippled or compromised, ancient kernel, touch screen incompatibilities with current kernels, incomplete boot loader, applets that should be for every day use that take ages to load (and some times do not even work), the usb client functionality is compromised for various reasons, the text console command line editing does wierd things, vi is still not in shape, there is no official backup/restore tool/applet ... and many more that I've ither forgotten or I'm not aware of.

I think a system should be built from the ground up ... no point building castels in the air ;-)
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I'm confused about this... pdax stable/pdaxii13 has what you might call an ancient kernel, but it is pretty stable and functional, if difficult to work with some newer (like qt4 based) software. pdax current seem like it has the stability/functionality issues, but not so ancient a kernel. I get the picture of general dissatisfaction, it just seems like you are conflating issues.

As to going from the ground up... if that were really the approach, wouldn't it make more sense to combine efforts with a large distro and become a zaurus gentoo or debian (or fedora or slackware) branch? That would no longer be pdaXrom, of course...
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InSearchOf   The Next Pdaxrom Wm   Sep 5 2007, 06:54 PM
T3_slider   I use XFCE already, so that gets my vote. It's...   Sep 5 2007, 07:28 PM
adf   my vote would be for either metacity, qlwm or ede,...   Sep 5 2007, 08:00 PM
Meanie   I don't care which wm we use as long as it doe...   Sep 5 2007, 08:06 PM
ZDevil   QUOTE(Meanie @ Sep 6 2007, 06:06 AM)I don...   Sep 6 2007, 08:56 PM
walkman   QUOTE(Meanie @ Sep 6 2007, 06:06 AM) I do...   Oct 8 2007, 05:59 AM
louigi600   In my point of view there is so much more inportan...   Sep 5 2007, 11:40 PM
InSearchOf   QUOTE(louigi600 @ Sep 6 2007, 03:40 AM)In my ...   Sep 6 2007, 02:55 AM
adf   QUOTE(louigi600 @ Sep 5 2007, 11:40 PM)In my ...   Sep 6 2007, 08:19 PM
ZDevil   QUOTE(adf @ Sep 7 2007, 06:19 AM)As to going ...   Sep 6 2007, 08:52 PM
Dromede   i agree with the above post. I dont want to be OT ...   Sep 6 2007, 01:33 AM
Capn_Fish   I think IceWM with a lightweight desktop like fbde...   Sep 6 2007, 03:41 AM
HoloVector   I love the eye candy and some of the functionality...   Sep 6 2007, 06:45 AM
realm   i've been using pdaxrom on my c860 for probabl...   Oct 12 2007, 01:10 PM
scottlfa   I would put a vote for Xfce4, its clean and config...   Oct 15 2007, 12:32 PM
Capn_Fish   I found this on my browsings today, and think it...   Oct 15 2007, 01:12 PM
tml   It's some time but I have used windowmaker for...   Oct 20 2007, 07:08 AM
Capn_Fish   In the meantime, perhaps you should try myWindowma...   Oct 20 2007, 07:44 AM
scheck.r   I just tried the new openbox 3.4.4 ipk and obconf ...   Oct 22 2007, 03:08 PM
plum   Xfce shoud be good Openbox New ver is not bad..   Nov 14 2007, 02:42 AM
adf   I've been playing with sugar on a virtual olpc...   Nov 14 2007, 08:36 AM
stupkid   I am loving Window Maker + asclock + wmzmon. It d...   Nov 14 2007, 10:31 AM
ecc_hy   I am working on building menus of fbpanel and open...   Nov 15 2007, 01:34 AM


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