Ratpoison is Dead, Long Live StumpWM

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.

Updated on 11 September 2011

Imported from Plone on Mar 15, 2021. The date for this update is the last modified date in Plone.


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