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Comment Re:Tastes change over time (Score 1) 503

For 'really similar' to twm - I'd suggest mwm or fvwm
for 'generally lightweight and non-tiling', I'd suggest windowmaker - and you can always run it in tandem with your favorite 'desktop' / 'file manager' application
with a bit of tweaking..

I run windowmaker with xfdesktop/thunar in a dockapp - lets me 'gui desktop' when I want to, but 'window manage' otherwise..
side note - I'm not a fan of tiling managers, for whatever that's worth.

Comment Re:"Desktops" are crap period (Score 2) 503


Version 0.95.5 released
Window Maker 0.95.5 was released on August 29th 2013.

took about 2 seconds to google that..

That being said, still doesn't have compositing support.
That being said, I agree - because of it's superior window managment as compared to anything else, I could care less.

I'm sure patches are welcome if anyone wants to code them.

Comment Re:The inertia of muscle memory (Score 2) 503

Run XFCE from within windowmaker... and 'dock' 'xfdesktop' and 'thunar' to your dock..
this yields in super awesome application/window managment (from windowmaker)
with a 'hidable' desktop-paradigm and good file manager from xfce

$ cat ~/.xinitrc
#! /bin/sh

export PATH="/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/games";
export PATH="$PATH:/usr/X11R6/bin";
export PATH="$PATH:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin";
export PATH="$PATH:$HOME/local/bin";

export TZ=CST6CDT;
export PAGER=less;

xset b off;
xset m 2 1;
xset dpms 600 600 600;
xrdb ~/.Xdefaults;

eval `dbus-launch --sh-syntax`; sleep 1; /usr/local/bin/xfsettingsd; sleep 1;

exec /usr/local/bin/wmaker


Comment Re:Biased Much? (Score 1) 264

> This is the sort of thing that makes me wish the GOP luck in blocking Obama's appointments.

Yes.. because they have such a Grand Old Track record on these kinds of things.. ha


Comment Re:How compatible is it? (Score 2) 192

Really? Pretty sure you're trolling.. because this is not really an explanation:

This algorithm typically results in the following:

        An increase in the inter-character spacing added between non-ideographic and/or number characters and certain full-width characters

        No inter-character spacing between non-ideographic and/or number characters and certain half-width characters

*Typically* results?
*Increase* in character spacing? how much increase?
*Certain* full/half width characters? Which ones?

Comment Re:GPL as transitional license (Score 1) 1098

Well, that would be a completely fascinating point if it wasn't COMPLETELY WRONG:


The BSD's want their compiler back, so they can have a fully BSD system,
as they once essentially had in the early eighties before AT&T was permitted to compete in the computing sphere and decided to sue UCB

Also - this entire mechanism of sharing code dates back to the dawn of code itself -
the GPL was a reaction to RMS's bad experiences when people decided to be jerks about it -
which itself was when money *started* being introduce w/r/t software licensing..
previously to that era (before the 70s-80s) 'computer' money came mostly from hardware/OS/compiler combinantions and support,
and people (e.g. businesses - because 'people' didn't own computers) hired their own developers for applications themselves

Comment Re:Developers need to eat (Score 1) 1098

how does this:

You do not have to develop software for free. You can ask to be paid for the time you spend developing software. You could use something like a Kickstarter. If you made software and are now just selling it and didn't do any of the other two, you could sell services (such as support), physical items (discs), or ask people to donate.

significantly contradict this:

And he thinks you should only receive enough pay to scrape by selling consulting services for the software that you wrote for free.

or is it that you don't like what the OP said, and so you call him a straw-man-caller thereby yourself resorting to a straw man?

Comment Re:Us versus Them (Score 1) 1098

IMHO Its also an *actually* superior compiler, because it uses a non-GPL license -

If you note the subtext in RMS's note and elsewhere,
the only time anyone chooses a non-GPL license is because of 'technical' reasons...
despite the fact that there are some very passionate people in the BSD-style camp who care just as much for software freedom -
but think that the GPL is an incorrect means to achieve it.

(see also: http://www.openbsd.org/lyrics.html#39 )

Personally I agree, since it forces the economic hand of the committed open-source developer by essentially requiring him/her to seek employment elsewhere
thereby reducing the amount of time that a developer can work on publically-useful software, and strenghening the non-free ecosystem - if I hit it big
with unuseful-but-proprietary app #1, and can spend time doing OSS code - I would.. this is not a possible scenario in the GPL world - since the only
means to deriving income in a GPL-pure environment is by volunteering of labor and time (e.g. system maintenance, customization, etc)

Comment Re:RMS Right, Again (Score 1) 1098

Probably for the same reason that noone makes a rival to:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/funambol/ and other AGPL software which requires code signover to get a commit bit..

that spinning up a rival project with insufficient resources based on a fork is cost / time / resource and mind-share prohibitive..

but hey, funambol is 'free software' right.. just try to make your own competing cloud storage company based on their 'open code' -
you cant.. so they have an effective monopoly of this type of application commercially, yet while maintaining strict 'GNU' 'freedom'

software doesn't exist in a vaccum - although if you're paycheck has come from a university your entire life and you've never had
to work to earn a dime for yourself you might think otherwise and thusly pontificate.. (cough RMS)

plus, in the GPL case you mention, this is a n00b jerk move and everyone will think you're a weenie, and they would be correct.

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