Fernando J. Pereda’s blag

May 22, 2008

Awesome is awesome

Filed under: blag — Tags: , — Fernando J. Pereda @ 1:02 am

To work on exherbo I needed a comfortable environment. After tinkering around packaging open-vm-tools (which took a fair bit to get working) I tried to install fluxbox, which didn’t seem to compile for me. At this point I remembered I wanted to try awesome.

Most of its deps where already available in our x11 repository, except for confuse and awesome itself. In less than fifteen minutes I was using it. It seems that my usual workflow fits quite nicely in how awesome works. I had already tried some tiling window managers and always ended up switching back to fluxbox and my rusty set of shortcuts. Today, I’ve just looked at awesome’s Command Reference a couple of times. And I’m really eager to install it on my main box (when I get that screen back from repair).

I’ve also found the time to package mutt and do a couple of fixes here and there. Some of the stuff is in arbor, some in x11, and some more in my supplemental repository for exherbo at git://git.ferdyx.org/ferdy-supplemental.git.

— ferdy


  1. You could try fluxbox-scm which is in my supplemental repository¹.
    It seems to work fine here. Thanks for the mutt exheres btw.

    ¹: git://github.com/hawking/exherbo-misc.git

    Comment by Ali Polatel — May 23, 2008 @ 7:09 pm

  2. Well, for now, I’m sticking with awesome, I definitely like it better :)

    — ferdy

    Comment by Fernando J. Pereda — May 23, 2008 @ 7:14 pm

  3. Just gave awesome a try, it really lives up to its name.
    Working on getting http://tamilinux.wordpress.com/2008/05/07/awesome-git-conky-in-the-panel/ to work. In the meantime, why not post a screenshot + awesomerc [+conkyrc] [+Xdefaults]?

    Comment by Jonathan Dehan — May 24, 2008 @ 4:14 am

  4. Well, my config now is just default awesome + xsetroot -solid lightblue :) I don’t usually have fancy desktops and the like.

    — ferdy

    Comment by Fernando J. Pereda — May 26, 2008 @ 5:49 pm

  5. Thanx 4 the desktop man! It is the best i have ever had!!!

    Comment by Tommy — May 29, 2008 @ 10:37 pm

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