[mythtv-users] Lightweight window manager recommendation

jedi at mishnet.org jedi at mishnet.org
Tue Dec 7 21:13:29 UTC 2004

> On Tue, 7 Dec 2004 10:58:34 -0500, Travis Osterman <tosterman at gmail.com> wrote:
> > ... I was looking for a
> > recommendation on a lightweight wm that would offer a slight increase
> > in performance from KDE.

	Why are you concerned about window managers? Myth doesn't need one.

> > 
> > I've seen blackbox and fvwm mentioned in the mythtv.org howto and
> > would appreciate any more information whether one is preferrable or if
> > there are other undocumented alternatives.  Thank you all for a
> > wonderful project and community.
> There are a *ton* of windowmanagers. They all work.
> http://xwinman.org/ provides a good list of options.
> Most Linux systems *should* already have twm and mwm on them. twm is
> about as lightweight as you can get - it also has almost no
> "functionality" other than launch an xterm and exit.
> A few choices I would consider that provide a good balance between
> lightweight and usability:
> - icewm
> - xfce
> - fvwm with fvwm-themes (using "windows XP-like" theme)
> - flwm

WindowMaker is also a nice mix of performance versus features.


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