Thursday, October 21, 2010

Old and New

A couple of window managers packaged up for Solaris this week.

First, some solaris packages for the pekwm window manager. This pretty much scores a bullseye when it comes to minimalism, and is still being developed.

Go back 20 years, and I've built some awm packages. Now the Ardent Window Manager wasn't the first I ever used, but I spent about 2 years working with it, and it was pretty good. Highly flexible and customizable, in the true style of the time - you open up the config file in your favourite editor and make it do whatever you want.

Now, I had to make a tiny number of code changes to get it to compile, but only a tiny number, and all pretty trivial. And it works just fine, even if it does have a bit of a retro look to it.

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