Talk:Comparison of tiling window managers

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Need a brief 'Advantages:, Disadvantages:' blurb for each WM. Misfit138 18:27, 3 January 2009 (EST)

I'm working on Misfit138's point above, but could somebody add something on Ion3? I've never used it, and don't know much about it. --SamC 20:51, 3 January 2009 (EST)

I'm going to add several other tiling WMs once I get all the information about them for the comparison table cdwillis:

|- ! evilwm | C++ || C++ || Dynamic || None || No || Built-in, reads from root window name || No

|- ! larswm | C || C || Dynamic || None || No || Built-in, reads from root window name || No

|- ! qtile | C || Python || Dynamic || None || No || Built-in, reads from root window name || No

|- ! subtle | C || Lua || Dynamic || None || No || Built-in, reads from root window name || No


I would avoid adding EvilWM, as it's not tiling. --SamC 18:59, 19 March 2009 (EDT)

It's not really correct to say that Ratpoison, Stumpwm and Musca does not support system tray. It's really easy to set them to use panels like lxpanel or something like this. Also, wmii is not strongly manual window manager. It's in some reasone closer to dynamic ones.

Musca for now can use usual config file ~/.musca_start that is much like ratpoison's one.

The words "dynamic" vs "manual" are confusing, since all tiling wms by definition are dynamic (change one window, and bordering windows change). a better word imho, would be "automatic" vs "manual", as in automatic window placement in contrast to manual window placement.

I just changed subtle's "compositing" value to "Yes, with an external manager such as xcompmgr", like some of the others. I have just tested this and it works for me. However, I have not been able to get xcompmgr to run on with Awesome, despite the info. here to suggest that it works. (Running it in xterm, I could only get a stream of errors like "error 172: BadPicture request 152 minor 8 serial 95027".) Ideogon

xcompmgr works with i3 too. --OK100 05:50, 7 July 2010 (EDT)