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Old 27th August 2022
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Default Openbox window manager

Hi. I saw a video about Linux distro using Openbox as default window manager. I like the look of it.
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Do you use Openbox on your computers?
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I've used it in the past :-)

This thread will probably be of interest to you:

https://daemonforums.org/showthread.php?t=11178
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If you like GUIs with a windows paradigm Openbox is a good one. It takes a little learning, but once one is familiar with it it can be customised any way one sees fit.
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Thanks!
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I have a somewhat dated page on it though it's mostly written for people coming from fluxbox and as I said, it's dated, but
https://srobb.net/fluxopen.html
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You still have the link to my pypanel patch. I've not used that in years. Heck, I moved to OpenBSD probably 5 years ago now. I might still have that patch laying around. I have to check and maybe get that link working again.
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Heh I do, I just scanned it when I linked to the article. Let me know if you do. Otherwise, I guess I'll just mention that it has passed away.
I do, however, use openbox with OpenBSD too, though these days I use tint2 for the panel.
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What do you know it was still out there! Just got rid of php long ago! 2008, it will be magic if it works on any recent pypanel.

https://rodperson.com/code/01_pypanel.htm


I switched to i3, maybe 2015 or so, haven't even tried anything else in years.
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I put together an OpenBSD guide on this topic. I haven't updated it but it still should work.
BareGUI for OpenBSD

Going forward, one concern is the future viability of OpenBox. It is still GTK2 based and the forked code shows no recent commits. Same can be said for Fluxbox and Blackbox.

There is space in the OpenSource ecosystem for a lightweight, stacking WM based on GTK4.

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One of the BunsenLabs developers is working on a Wayland openbox clone:

https://github.com/johanmalm/labwc
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Awesome. I utilized x11/jgmenu in the guide which is another of Johan Malm's coding projects. He generates code and supports it.

Addendum. The port link gives an Error 404 "Bad Link". I've double checked and I think my BB code is correct.

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Looks like the automatic URL is missing the /path bit:

https://openports.pl/path/x11/jgmenu

EDIT: oops, sorry, I meant to reply to the other thread about the tags.
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I've used labwc, on Linux, I think. It seemed to ignore a lot of my rc.xml, though in theory, at least, it's supposed to be able to use it. On the other hand, there are various Xorg things I use, and haven't seen any compelling reason, so far, to switch to Wayland. I have a Fedora install that can use either X or Wayland, and they seem about the same to me.

@roddierod I updated the link on my page to your pypanel. Thanks.
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