Sunday, June 19, 2005

Alternate Window Managers

I was looking for an alternate window manager for OpenDarwin. I've been using twm and it is just too minimal for me. I started to see if I could get Gnome from Darwinports, but the installation failed when trying to install Perl 5.8 ... which I already have.

I started to look at AfterStep, and then saw mention of WindowMaker in an article that claimed a complete successful installation using Darwinports. So I started the installation hours ago and it is slowly bringing down the various dependancies, building, and installing them. I'm going to give this a try ... and then I found a few alternate directions.

One thing that I hadn't thought of is that the KDE environment is 'stronger' in this market with the Apple use of KDE components. I'll see what I can do with KDE, after I complete my experiment with WindowMaker.


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