Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/wm/openbox3
To: None <>
From: Soren Jacobsen <>
List: pkgsrc-changes
Date: 12/13/2003 11:16:46
On 12/13 14:16, Jan Schaumann wrote:
> Juan Romero Pardines <> wrote:
> > Update of /cvsroot/pkgsrc/wm/openbox3
> > In directory
> > 
> > Log Message:
> > Initial import of openbox 3.0 from pkgsrc-wip, packaged by Soren Jacobsen.
> It would be helpful to know what's different between wm/openbox and
> wm/openbox3 -- if it's just a new version, why wasn't the former simply
> updated?  If it's not just a new version, then what's the difference?

It's a rewrite. Lots of things changed. Lots. And many of them are

As I just told Juan, I think that it should be
wm/openbox, and we can move openbox 2, which is currently there, to
wm/openbox2 if it's desirable to keep it around.

> > Openbox is a standards compliant, fast, light-weight, extensible window
> > manager. 
> > 
> > Openbox works with your applications, and makes your desktop easier to
> > manage.  This is because the approach to its development was the opposite
> > of what seems to be the general case for window managers.  Openbox was
> > written first to comply with standards and to work properly.  Only when
> > that was in place did the team turn to the visual interface. 
> Well, unless this is a different WM than wm/openbox, then I'd like to
> mention -- just for completeness' sake -- that openbox was based on
> Blackbox first.

Complete rewrite. Zero blackbox code now.