Why would a web site dedicated to the CLI have a section on Window
Managers? Well, simple.
Some times, you just have to have X running. Some web sites I have to
do research at use Flash, or photo editing/managing, or my iPod (none
of the CLI tools let me manage play lists very easily).
Plus, I cannot get the same resolution on the console as I can under
So, what is a CLI user to do? Why, get a Window Manager (wm) that is
meant for us!
The features I look for include small footprint and full keyboard
integration. The current one I use is wmi-10, but it is no longer
under active development. The group working on it has moved to on to
wmii, but I do not like the changes,
so I am off looking for a new one to use.
From time to time, I will post how my search is going so you can see
what is out there.