During a bit of my lunch today I set to checking out e16 and awesome at the behest of a comment to my previous post on the type of dual display behavior I wanted. I did not pull down e17 because that was not in the standard Ibex respositories. Anyway, I bounced into e16 first. It was just as I remembered it. Going on what? 10 years now. There have been some changes though. There was compositing effects and nice little touches to the interface. On the dual display it was slick and fast but I was not able to achieve the effect I desired. Again, that is dual displays operating independently that I can pass windows between. Now granted i did not dig too deeply into any documentation. I tried both the twinview and Xinerama, but no success.
I spent some time playing around though. E16 is nice, but not enough to replace Xfce on my workstation at work. Oh well.
Awesome fared even less time. I’m not sure whether it would achieve the results I wanted because I did not spend any time playing around with it. Awesome is a very minimalistic window manager that presents you with multiple desktop, 9 I believe by default, from which you launch applications via an xterm. I’m not going to say Awesome is not awesome, but I don’t think it is for me. While I prefer lighter weight desktops, I like a little pizazz.
Oh well, the quest is still on. I blame Linc of course for this failing.