What are your experiences with howm? - GNU/Linux
neo1691
(03-09-2014, 06:59 AM)rwzy Wrote:
(03-09-2014, 06:28 AM)neo1691 Wrote: I have only used i3, bspwm and now howm, so I cannot tell you more about that. I can just tell that it is a good modal window manager.

But i3 is manual, bspwm has presel?

A vim style tiling wm sounds appealing and I should try it out, but seems as though I'm content right now.
Would you say the window management itself is better/easier for you in howm compared to i3/bspwm? If so, in what ways? Or is it just different?
What does modal window managemnt exactly mean? I fail to see the advantages by reading the readme because I'm dumb.
What sort of window management like things does modal window management allow that can't be done in i3/bspwm (apart from I'm assuming being able to map a lot more commands to keybindings.)

What you say is cent percent right, I am finding it difficult using it now, but just given the fact that I love vim very much and I am intrigued by the modal design, I thought of sharing it here and seeing what are your views.

And yes, bspwm as a wm was easier, but just like it was difficult to master vim at the beginning, howm may grow on me later.

(03-09-2014, 06:41 AM)z3bra Wrote: Looks like a good WM so far, but I'm not convinced the modal approach is a good approach for window managing
Exactly my earlier reaction. However I am just giving it a try, helping the author and testing and learning by reading the code. Let's see how it pans out.




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