[svlug] small window managers
kmself at ix.netcom.com
Fri Sep 8 11:47:01 PDT 2000
On Thu, Sep 07, 2000 at 06:17:40PM -0700, John de la Garza (jdelagarza at designinsites.com) wrote:
> I am currently using blackbox...
> Can someone give me some feedback on what window managers are the smallest
> and most efficient? I need stability and performance. I don't need to have
> much functionality except dragging around windows...
> I read ICE and Blackbox are very efficient. Anyone got any comments?
There's always twm if you like spartan. I tend to prefer WindowMaker as
balancing utility and footprint. For comparison, my X processes (two
currently), a WindowMaker, and a twm session. Note that X itself is far
larger than either WM's footprint.
USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY STAT START TIME COMMAND
root 758 1.5 23.8 38704 22796 ? S Sep02 124:42 X :1
root 8591 2.7 7.1 12440 6804 ? S 11:36 0:10 X :2
karsten 8595 0.3 1.6 2708 1584 ? S 11:36 0:00 twm
karsten 762 0.0 1.8 4616 1772 ? S Sep02 1:58 WindowMaker
> I'm new to X windows...I come from a command line Unix background.
> Do people every just run X by itself? and position their xterms with the
> positioning parameters? Or is this just not done...
No. We rasterize the framebuffer.
Generally, this is Not Done. It may make a certain amount of sense when
running an application in "kiosk" mode -- eg: a netscape window, or a
remote access tool such as VNC, but for general use, it's a pain.
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