Subject: Re: OT: a dumb alpha question
To: Linc Fessenden <>
From: Ken Seefried <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 12/15/2001 01:55:21
Linc Fessenden writes: 

> On Fri, 14 Dec 2001, der Mouse wrote: 
>> >>> Dave, fvwm stinks too :-)
>> >>   Perhaps you're mistaken...fvwm is cool. :)
>> > Nope..  :-)  If you *really* want cool, ya gotta stick with TWM! 
>> Well, if you want to get into window manager religious arguments, I'll
>> throw in my two cents: anything with title bars sucks.  I refuse to
>> waste screen space on such unnecessary decorations. 
>> I want lightweight - visually lightweight.  (I want computationally
>> lightweight, too, but that's a completely separate issue, and not as
>> important as having a UI I like.)
> And your recommendations are? 

Anyone remeber MGR?  No...wait...that had little bitty title boxes over a 
windows top right corner, as I vaugely recall.  The BLIT (nee AT&T 5620) had 
a similarly lightweight manager called "layers".  I guess these really fall 
into the category of archeology these days.