I'm a happy i3 user but I've been considering switching to a new tiling window manager for a while. I've narrowed my options down to StumpWM (hey, Lisp!) and XMonad (very small codebase and... Haskell, why not?).

Both StumpWM and XMonad seem to be even more minimal than i3 (e.g. no window decorations by default) which I like! OTOH i3's tree-based + dynamic layout mechanism seems unbeatable to me.

I watched Derek Taylor's guides [0, 1, 2] and he doesn't seem to like StumpWM a lot, although of course my mileage may vary... As for XMonad, I'm not sure about the layout mechanism, it doesn't seem to be as powerful as the i3 one.

- [0] youtube.com/watch?v=4pTSgMlpyz
- [1] youtube.com/watch?v=3noK4GTmyM
- [2] youtube.com/watch?v=5oBT0a25Fy


I don't know, I guess I should just play with them a little bit. Or maybe I should simply stay with i3... 😂

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@fabionatali I regularly wonder if I should try some other window managers as well… But every time I end up being too lazy to actually want to change anything! Awesome has its quirks, and I am not a big fan of Lua, but after 10 years I am quite familiar with both and I can’t find the motivation to invest enough time to become familiar with something else. It’s a kind of “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it!” situation…

@dgouttegattat Ahah same here! :) Yes, it's good to review the alternatives every once in a while, just in case, but the switch cost is pretty high and the muscle memory too ingrained...

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