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j4k3
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sowm

Post by j4k3 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:25 am

Have anybody try this wm? Same guy made this wm who made "kiss linux".

Here is link to sowm -- https://github.com/dylanaraps/sowm
Here is link to kiss -- https://getkiss.org

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DistroTube
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Re: sowm

Post by DistroTube » Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:47 pm

Hadn't heard of this one. I see it's made by the creator of neofectch/pfetch.

j4k3
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Re: sowm

Post by j4k3 » Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:52 pm

Yes it's same guy.

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Re: sowm

Post by Teo » Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:27 pm

I used it a little bit. It has some issues though. Sometimes keybindings don't work especially if you have some autostart applications in your xinitrc. I haven't found a proper way to exit from desktop too so I had to use ctrl+alt+f1. Other than these issues there were no problems with applications. I'd really love to see its progression towards a better experience.

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Re: sowm

Post by abc » Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:08 pm

Does anybody have wallpaper from this photo? https://user-images.githubusercontent.c ... 3eab03.jpg

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Re: sowm

Post by fossegrim » Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:20 pm

abc wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:08 pm
Does anybody have wallpaper from this photo? https://user-images.githubusercontent.c ... 3eab03.jpg
Here you go
https://tineye.com/search/06d8a1d9d44b0 ... 4d079e94c4?
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Re: sowm

Post by dylanaraps » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:31 pm

Teo wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:27 pm
I used it a little bit. It has some issues though. Sometimes keybindings don't work especially if you have some autostart applications in your xinitrc. I haven't found a proper way to exit from desktop too so I had to use ctrl+alt+f1. Other than these issues there were no problems with applications. I'd really love to see its progression towards a better experience.
Hello,

The keybinds issue has been fixed in version 1.1.

You can't autostart applications prior to launching sowm as it only tracks clients (windows) created post launch. There is a patch in the repositories to add this behavior.

The easiest way to exit is to 'pkill X'.

Dylan

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Re: sowm

Post by kelsoo » Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:47 am

To end the session I use the same trick as on my evilwm install.

I have wmbubble as the last thing to start after sowm in my xinitrc. If I kill wmbubble it kills the session.
The line looks like this replace / remove 'runner -r' 'xdeskcal' with what every you use or replace wmbubble with xclock or dclock or some such.

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wmbubble 'runner -r'  'xdeskcal' || exit $?| 
I've found sowm to be very nice and simple as it's meant to be. Pure would be a nice word for it. The only wish list I've had is workspace notifiers fail to display the current workspace and not worked out how to make things like conky sticky/fixed yet.

It's seems to be very much a work in progress and I really like it's yagni philosophy a big thumbs up from me.

screenshot:
xterm, kitty-scanner, pmenu, conky, wmbubble

https://derryth.com/s/rXBrtixgJBGj5iR

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