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, perhaps even better.. more efficient, smaller, faster, simpler and very customisable. jwm gives me everything i use in openbox and tint2 combined. 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 all that lot reclaimed some resources too. all on this journey towards reclaiming resources from bloatwares becoming ever hungrier, and courtesy of all those big-is-beautiful fanatics!

the only reason we need to buy bigger/faster hardware is to keep up with bigger/slower software. in the end, the processing power and memory leftover is still about the same% or lesser than what we previously had. 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, probably because of the embedded xml tags :( any tips on how to embed some code snippets on this blog? if you can't see the config above, you can pick it up from my gitbox.

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