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LinuxPlanet: From the Desktop: S Is For SCWM and a Whole New Scheme

Jan 16, 2001, 16:28 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"SCWM has always been one of the also-rans among the X window managers. Periodically, one sees a round-up article on the various window managers, with Enlightenment, Sawfish, and maybe fwvm thrown in for variety's sake after the article's writer focuses on the Big Two, KDE and GNOME. Then, at the end of the article, there's typically a "but wait, there's more" paragraph that lists all the also-rans, but tells nothing of their features."

"SCWM is not a window manager that deserves to be banished to obscurity in the X community. Rather, it deserves a very close look by those users who really want to learn how graphical interfaces are put together and who want absolute precision in how they want their windows to appear."

"Some of you may be saying that you already have such things with your own window manager, and I would certainly not dispute that. But the methodology in which most X window managers approach window placement and size can be completely different from how SCWM does it."

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