F9 for Eeepc

Douglas McClendon dmc.fedora at filteredperception.org
Thu Jan 31 20:18:54 UTC 2008

Jon Nettleton wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-01-30 at 22:03 -0500, Yaakov Nemoy wrote:
>> On Jan 30, 2008 10:46 AM, Jon Nettleton <jon.nettleton at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Thanks for the heads up.  I am not directly working with the Eeedora
>>> project.  I am really most interested in getting the most functional low
>>> resolution desktop as possible.  Xfce is fine, however I find that
>>> desktop environment a bit restrictive.  Here is the environment I am
>>> building/using right now on my eeepc ( by the way this is > 2GB's ).  I
>>> know I know, but I am more interested in functionality than space.
>>> 1)  Devilspie to better customize size and position of windows.  Overly
>>> large windows are still problematic and I am trying methods to fix this.
>>> I am thinking maybe scaling the window with a compositing manager might
>>> be the way to go.  Oh and some kind of gui to configure devilspie, it is
>>> said that one doesn't exist yet.  I am thinking angelcake would be a
>>> good name.
>> Except that it doesn't do compositing yet, I recommend XMonad for your
>> WM (or any other tiling window manager).  On such a small screen, it
>> should solve alot of difficulties you have in placing windows in a
>> reasonable space.  There is no gui to configure it either, but you
>> have the same barrier both ways.  At least this way you're not using
>> something as inelegant as devilspie.
> The Metacity in Rawhide does compositing now.  That codebase with a few
> patches I am working on works quite nicely.  I am not sure why you
> consider devilspie inelegant.  It just hangs out and matches windows and
> places them if you tell it to.  Very simple and straightforward.

Devilspie looks interesting.  Looks like a nice lisp wrapper for stuff I 
had been doing myself with wmctrl.  So maybe wmctrl is worth looking at 
as well.


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