jwm

i seem to have come full circle, through quite a lot of wm/de back to the rather humble jwm. and i'm quite pleasantly surprised. jwm replaces my current openbox/tint2 setup quite well, and perhaps even better.. more efficient, smaller, faster, simpler and very customisable. i think this is the end of my openbox saga.

i installed jwm, and themed it to look & feel almost exactly the same as my crunchbang waldorf with openbox/tint2. it took a lot less effort. and it uses quite a lot less of resources too. purging that redundant lot reclaimed some resources too. all on the journey towards reclaiming resources from bloatwares, and all those big-is-beautiful fanatics!

the only reason we seem to need to buy bigger/faster hardware is just to keep up with bigger/slower software. in the end, you still end up with about the same memory, and processing power leftover to do what you actually procured a computer for. more efficient/smaller systems which can perform the same/better is what i expect on a development lifecycle of things getting better. i should be able to use the same old hardware much better with newer software, or i'm moving backwards. can you think back about a decade, and check whether your computer was faster than now?

i for one will continue on my quest. i don't have a need to show-off, or prove to anyone else. i'm happy using older hardware, and my systems are much quicker/faster than my neighbour's latest toy. guess i should re-title this post!?

to get back on topic. this one single simple file is a replacement for quite a few complicated (directories of) config files littered in various directories all over the filesystem. compared to all those various openbox/related config files, this is so beautiful.

vi ~/.jwmrc





sylpheed

iceweasel -private
iceweasel

lxterminal -e tmuxj
leafpad


lxterminal -e plink -v -ssh localhost
virtualbox
transmission-qt
xcalc
skype --disable-api
sigil

/etc/jwm/debian-menu


leafpad ~/.profile
leafpad ~/.xinitrc
lxappearance
sudo shutdown -r -t5 now
sudo shutdown -h -t5 now


leafpad ~/.jwmrc






root:1
showdesktop



xload -nolabel -bg black -fg gray70 -hl yellow


gsimplecal



Conky








Lxterminal





Iceweasel





Sylpheed




Sans-8
1

gray80
black:gray20
gray20


gray50
black:gray10
gray10




Sans-10
black
gray80
0.1






gray70
black
grey80
gray20



none
gray20
gray10
gray30
black
gray50



Sans-9
gray80
gray10
black
gray70:gray50



Sans-8
gray20
yellow
black





up
down
right
left
left
down
up
right
select
escape

close
maximize

desktop#
showdesktop
next
prev
nextstacked
prevstacked

root:1
root:1
window

exec:lxterminal -e alsamixer
exec:amixer set Master 0
exec:amixer set Master 5%+
exec:amixer set Master 5%-

exec:gmrun
exec:dmenu_run -i -nb black -nf gray
exec:xkill
exec:lxterminal -e htop

exec:firefox
exec:firefox -private-window
exec:sylpheed
exec:lxterminal -e bash
exec:lxterminal -e tmuxj
exec:thunar
exec:geany
exec:leafpad
exec:lxterminal -e alsamixer

exec:jwm -restart
exec:jwm -exit

exec:sudo shutdown -r -t 5 now
exec:sudo shutdown -h -t 5 now



that doesn't show correctly on here! any tips on how to embed some code snippets on this blog?

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