Re: [Sawfish] Comparison of extensible window managers.

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On Saturday 20 August 2011 16:49:30 Teika Kazura wrote:
> Hi, dear Sawfish users.
> Recently I've coined the word "extensible window managers". It
> should've been invented long before, but unfortunately I may be the
> first.
> Anyway Sawfish is the first of the category. Then StumpWM appeared,
> and recently Awesome and Xmonad have some popularity.
> I think it's worth comparing them, so I created a page for it:
> What's the features that make Sawfish superior to them? If you know
> any which is missing in that page, please tell us. Once we're well
> equipped, I'm going to ask other extensible WM's community.
> # I've written a bit in Wikipedia, too, and tried to put a link to
> # that page, but external links to wiki pages without good history are
> # automatically reverted. It's reasonable.
> Teika (Teika kazura)

Hi Teika,

other things you might consider in your comparison:

- FDO-Menu support (many people use menus, if the WM doesn't provide one, they 
look for some panel wich offers one)

- EdgeActions (from the current way of development they gain a lot of 
attention, Windows, GNOME-Shell/Mutter, Sawfish, KWin all got them 

we are actually unbeatable in this regard in both functionality and flexibility 
(with HotSpot/HotMove everything is possible, you could even write a whole 
GTK+ app as EdgeAction) all we need is HotSpot/HotMove with real function 
support rather than defvar-setq/lambda, but that's on TODO for 1.9

- WMaker dockapp support? WMaker development stalled, *box WM fully support 
dockapps, Sawfish support exists, but Alexey can't finish it.

- Other things of interesset: Tiling, WindowRules, Desktop-Integration...

- Fluxbox. You may consider adding this one to your list, is also configurable 
and the most popular in the list (your list).


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