@benrob0329 @anthk @kelbot @brennen @trashyfins @ajroach42 @kragen @bobstechsite

Ive not used it however I read that rofi is a good dmenu alternate and can even integrate with password managers

@jason @benrob0329@mastodon.art rofi's great - i'm using it myself in place of dmenu with xmonad - but i don't think it's quite as lightweight as the original constraints wanted.

i use dmenu and wmctrl for task switching like so:


wmctrl might be a good thing for the list...

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@benrob0329 @anthk @kelbot @brennen @trashyfins @ajroach42 @kragen @bobstechsite

Here are 4 Filemanagers that appear to be light, functional and seem to fit the criteria I thought I would share them here, I am still looking to see what else exists

The file managers are Fluff[0], RodentFM[1], Worker[2] and the previously mentioned xfe[3]


@jason @brennen @benrob0329 @anthk @kelbot @trashyfins @ajroach42 @bobstechsite I managed to get Fluff to compile by hacking the 1.0.3 Makefile as follows:
-CXXFLAGS="-march=i486 -mtune=i686 -Os -pipe -fno-exceptions -fno-rtti"
+CXXFLAGS=-Os -pipe -fno-exceptions -fno-rtti
- gcc `fltk-config --use-images --ldflags` -lfltk_images -lm ${PROG}.o -o ${PROG}
+ g++ $(PROG).o `fltk-config --use-images --ldflags` -lfltk_images -lm -o ${PROG}
However, it segfaults when I try to run it.

@jason @brennen @benrob0329 @anthk @kelbot @trashyfins @ajroach42 @bobstechsite Also, though, it compiles to a 125kB executable, and I feel like "most minimalist" and "gnat weight" don't really describe a file manager that is bigger than an entire floppy disk. You could argue that we didn't run GUIs off of 100KiB floppy disks, and while that's true, the executable doesn't include the GUI. It's even dynamically linking fltk!

@jason @brennen @benrob0329 @anthk @kelbot @trashyfins @ajroach42 @bobstechsite xfe was easier to build than fluff (I didn't have to hack the Makefile, just apt install libfox-1.6-dev libfox-1.6-0 libxcb-util-dev) and successfully brings up a file browser window before segfaulting. But it's gigantic; the executable built in src/xfe is 1.6 megabytes, two orders of magnitude larger than "gnat weight".

@jason @brennen @benrob0329 @anthk @kelbot @trashyfins @ajroach42 @bobstechsite I did finally get Worker to compile, and if I symlink its source directory to ./share/worker it doesn't complain that I haven't installed the "data dir". But the Worker executable is 62MB!

@jason @brennen @benrob0329 @anthk @kelbot @trashyfins @ajroach42 @bobstechsite I didn't try building RodentFM because it requires three nonstandard libraries

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