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February 22, 2008

Free software menus reinvented

Filed under: FOSS, Open Source — tuxicity @ 10:22 am

Free software programmers are fond of saying that they’d prefer not to reinvent the wheel. Apparently that attitude no longer applies to desktop menus, considering all the new options springing up.

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  1. I’m quite happy with my hand-coded fluxbox menu. It only contains apps that I use regularly. For everything else, there is fbrun. By the way, I use keybindings to launch most of my apps (rxvt, irssi, firefox etc) so I hardly ever use the menu.

    I’m not into social networking, so I don’t need that stuff. I use my preferred IRC client to find out who’s on-line, don’t need that in a menu. I don’t need the menu telling me how much disk space is availabe, df does that for me. I don’t need the menu to tell me the time, wmcalclock, the fluxbox toolbar or date are all capable.

    Then again, fluxbox is (thank $DEITY) *not* a desktop.

    Comment by Lorenzo E. Danielsson — February 22, 2008 @ 10:52 am


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