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IceWM - Alternative idea concept.
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torm


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PostPosted: Fri 05 Jan 2018, 15:04    Post subject:  IceWM - Alternative idea concept.  

IceWM - Alternative idea concept.

This is about collecting different ideas on IceWM window manager,
and how to integrate it more closely with PuppyLinuxOS.

Official development of IceWM appears to be stopped at version 1.3.8.. or so.
There is unofficial but maintained fork developed at github
with the latest ( for time of post.. ) version IceWM-BRANCH-1.4.2

I would suggest IceWM-BRANCH-1.3.12.144 for testing.
It has a lot of bugfixes applied and I have not noticed any
runtime problems with it.
1.4.2 version from git (bbidulock/icewm) builds only with cmake on my system.
While the source looks a lot cleaner than the usual - where it comes to pixmap
related code etc., it appears to have some new and not resolved bugs.
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Alternative idea concept - Why?

To provide a version of IceWM that is easy to build for / install on PuppyLinuxOS.
Also to rework some design mistakes, that are kept in mainstream for "legacy theme support".
And to remove overlapping, hidden and/or obsolete features.

Maybe to integrate it with ROX filemanager ( desktop ) and Gtkdialog4 ( settings, dialogs.. )
more deeply, as those come preinstalled with most Puppy versions.
( I would not worry about Puppy versions that use XFCE/Thunar etc. )

Why IceWM ? It has most needed ( and some unneeded ) details already onboard and figured out.
It should be less work to fine-tune it, than start anew with some obsolete wm or to
start picking out the pieces of de and struggle with dependencies.
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The difference.

It should be smaller, more simple and solid, starting with the source.
More work for the theme designer and less for the user, to get things going and look right.
Easy to use and update.

In other words, something of a "sport" version, with balanced speed, weight and look.
Not the "light" version that, almost works, while without the features one would be
interested in..
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..how ?

For now it would be a place where anyone can make the suggestions.
If You feel like maintaining the project and/or moving it to github etc. please,
do say so. The way I see it, there is a lot of puzzles to resolve first.
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PostPosted: Fri 05 Jan 2018, 15:06    Post subject:  

under reconstruction..
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PostPosted: Wed 18 Jul 2018, 04:14    Post subject:  

torm,
Hi, have you got your modified source online?

I was looking around at window managers recently, to run in the Xephyr X server in a container, in my latest EasyOS, as JWM did not play nice.

I briefly looked at that icewm source 1.4.2, but... trying to recall, think that I had some problems with compiling it.

Anyway, settled on pekwm and lxpanel:

http://bkhome.org/news/201807/petget0-a-single-container-runs-all-of-easyos.html

Many years ago, in Puppyland, we used icewm, and it was nice. I would like to consider it again, and your changes to the source look very interesting!

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PostPosted: Wed 18 Jul 2018, 11:54    Post subject:  

Above pet files are the only online source for now..
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