[rescue] Never thought I'd ask this

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Mon Oct 22 16:49:33 CDT 2007

Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
>>> It lists the 320MB requirement for the "Desktop CD", likely due to
>>> the truckload of GNOME garbage it includes.
>> Grrr!....bloat....grrrr!....unalterable screen saver
>> settings...grrr!...Gnome Knows Best...grrrr!
> When I last used FreeBSD as my desktop at work (that was, right up until
> I got tired of the whine of that Dell's fan and brought a Mac from
> home), I had a window manager that whose source was less than 16
> kilobytes.  The developer[0] has a goal of getting it down to 10k.
> That 16k got me infinite[1] virtual desktops, window placement and
> management, and a lot of speed.  I don't understand how metacity can be
> nearly five hundred times as large (not counting the fleet of libraries
> it requires), and give me a lot less in functionality, but a lot more in
> pointless eye candy.

I use ctwm for similar reasons.  Once in a while, on a whim, I stick a 
photo in my background.  Sometimes, the photo takes more memory than ctwm.

Peace...  Sridhar

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