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Ratpoison is Dead, Long Live StumpWM

by Ross Patterson last modified Sep 12, 2011 08:16 AM
Replacing ratpoison with StumpWM.

This is definitely of those "Why did I wait so long?" moments. I've been using ratpoison for quite a while. From time to time I would research other keyboard-driven, tiling window managers so I'd heard of and evaluated StumpWM before. Somehow I'd missed that it was intended as the successor to ratpoison. Doh!

At any rate, thanks to a Planet Emacsen blog post I decided to give it a try. It's a clear win for me. Better group manaagement, key binding system, and plays nicely with the Gnome/Unity-2D panel when I need it. It's all around more modern and less of a fight with modern desktops like Gnome/Unity-2D. I don't think I'll be going back as long as the instability everyone mentions is manageable.

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