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Subject: Re: [aclug-L] windowmaker
From: Jesse Kaufman <kaufmjes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 23:46:21 -0500
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Greg House wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jesse Kaufman <kaufmjes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: aclug-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx <aclug-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Tuesday, October 20, 1998 5:58 PM
> Subject: Re: [aclug-L] windowmaker
> >phrostie wrote:
> >
> >>  last night after the meeting i checked and my PHT does have both
> >> windowmaker and enlightenment.
> >>
> >> what was the windowmaker config tools called?
> >one was called wmconf (this comes with windowmaker... think the second
> >icon from the top is this)... i think the other was windowmakerconfig...
> >um, also check out wmfinder... it's a filemanager with a familiar
> >windowmaker look!
> I think the second one is called wmakerconf.
> I've been playing with AfterStep lately and I like the look, but it set up
> menu items for a ton of stuff that's not on my (Slackware 3.5) system, so
> half the menu items don't work.  It doesn't seem to bother telling you about
> that either.  Seems like it could have a nice config tool which would scan
> for the presence of the things out there before it offers it on the screen.
> Maybe it does, but I haven't found it yet.  Anyone else using AfterStep?
> AfterStep and WindowMaker see very similar.  I thought WindowMaker was
> supposed to stick closer to the original NextStep interface while AfterStep
> has kind of gone it's own direction after starting there.  I haven't used
> NextStep, am I really off base here?

don't know about your NextSTeP question, but i swear by AfterStep... i've used
WindowMaker (WM), Enlightenment (E), IceWM, and KDE, and have found AS most
accomidating to *my* needs.  (IMHO) i think that AS is the most customizeable,
but you can't be afraid of text config files...  they're pretty easy to figure
out if you look at the defaults, and some of the extra feel and look files it
installs.  yes, there are a buttload of menu items that don't work, but i look
at this as a nice feature... if you've got them, they're already there, but if
you don't have them, you've got a nice list of appz you *may* want to check
out!  haven't heard of any prog that will rid you of ones that you don't have,
and i've never gotten the AfterStep control panel to quite work, but oh well...
i like text .... and vi! : ^ )

so far, i have been most pleased with afterstep due to it's customization and
it's stability... E's still pretty beta, WM's solid as a rock, but (IMHO)
cumbersome in it's handling of icons... i really like the AS winlist module...
smallest "taskbar" of sorts out there...and IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE
WIN9X!!  : ^ )   i'd be more than happy to share look/feel files along with my
wharf and other settings...  just ask!  i've never taken a look at the AS FAQ,
but i hear it was just updated (i'm on the mailing list).  i've been using AS
for just about a month now, and i've already tweaked it quite a bit for a
newbie!  check out my latest screenshot at ... i
downloaded the titlebar pixmaps and the tile pixmaps... the bckgrnd came with
AS 1.5beta5 (which i am running), and i created the buttons from scratch in
GIMP...  they are (from left to right) close/kill, iconify, maximize/restore,

Good luck!  hope this helped!


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