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> The Next Pdaxrom Wm, Suggestions?
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 Oct 12 2007, 01:10 PM
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i've been using pdaxrom on my c860 for probably over 3 years now. its always been stable and fast, my c3000 i've been using angstrom on though, because their build environment is accessable, easy to get going, and updated between releases (not that they have any "stable" releases yet), so i have experience with how to port packages from openembedded to pdaxrom.

but enough off topic.

the point of that is that i've been using e17 and a 2.6.22 kernel on my c3000 for over half a year now, and am finding the kernel and window manager very effective. if people are interested in videos or other information related to the responsiveness of e17 i'll gladly provide what i can.

the positives of e17 as i see it are:

Very easy to remember window position / virtual desktop settings

Low processor usage eye candy ( not required but fun to show off)

Good centralized management of configuration options (everything gui related can be configured through the main interface, including changing default font sizes of different wm aspects, titlebar, and scrollbar to name a few that apply to pda usage. they help with easier finger dragging and scrollbar usage)

(tenative) some work has been done doing an iphone type keyboard based off e17 libs, keyboard looks pretty nice, but its not fully implemented right now. it would be a really nice feature though.

Actively developed

some negatives

there aren't that many epplets (their version of a taskbar app) for e17 right now, so volume, brightness, cf/sd, wifi epplets would all have to be written. there are lots of example epplets in the e17 repository though.

i can't really think of any others right now, so how other people see it would be appriciated.
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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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