I’ve mentioned #EXWM a couple of times before¹ ² but run into the limitations of Emacs’s window and frame layout handling, and things like Gnus hanging the event loop. I guess I’ll just have to bite the bullet on things like binding my keyboard’s special keys or finding decent screen locking software.
I tried both StumpWM and EXWM (again) last night, and I prefer EXWM. I managed to solve most of the frame and window layout issues with a combination of configuration, dedicated windows and the Shackle package… but the rest of the features most desktop environments provide is still a colossal pain in the arse.
@richardbaeck Still less than GNOME Shell! 😁
This is why I used Exwm inside of a desktop environment like lxde or mate.
@yisraeldov Great idea! I tried it with MATE and it was an OK experience.
@amdt yeah I went through solving all these when I switched from GNOME to Awesome. Feels like there needs to be a middle ground with choice of window manager but takes care of some of these things for you.
@wezm I just saw your weblog post about it again! The link to your ‘.Xinitrc’ was broken (looks like you renamed it) but I found it and I’ll refer to it, so thanks!.
@amdt ahh yes I finally set up a display manager on the weekend and moved from xinit to xprofile. Thanks for pointing out the link, I’ll update the post.
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