Re: [Sawfish] plain sawfish as a window manager

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I switched because... long-ish story...

.. partly because I got tired of fighting with FVWM's odd config syntax. It is hugely powerful but I never really became comfortable with it.


... about six months ago I spent a few days in a fruitless attempt to learn lisp. Life got in the way and that was abandoned for a while. I revisited the idea a few days ago and decided that it would be helpful to use an existing lisp application with which I could tinker. I did briefly consider looking at CLFSWM - but decided instead that sawfish looked fun.


From: Snow Bender <snowbender@xxxxxxxxx>
To: sawfish@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wednesday, 22 August 2012, 12:39
Subject: Re: [Sawfish] plain sawfish as a window manager

Can I ask why you switched? :)

I actually considered using FVWM, but it seems to require a big investment to build a nice desktop. Sawfish seems a bit easier (with sawfish-config for initial setup), and has the benefit of having a lisp to configure it. (not a lisp programmer, but I'm familiar with it and would like to know more about it...)

I've been checking the rep-lisp code on the wiki, in combination with sawfish-client.. interesting!


On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 11:30 AM, Richard <r_j_humphreys@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I'm in a similar position having moved to sawfish in the past week after years using FVWM. I am used to having pages of example configs to look through (and learn from!) on the forums, so having an equivalent would be nice.

No matter what program I end up using I am always using it as a standalone WM - I have never liked DEs.


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