I finally reached melting point with the gnome which ships with Solaris 10, and so I decided to take a look at some other window managers.
A bit bored of Flux and Openbox, I finally settled on DWM.
For those of you who don’t know – DWM is an exceptionally lightweight window manager (weighing in at just over 2000 lines of C) which has no configuration outside of config.h, and should be pushed out with the next release over at blastwave (my sources tell me this will be today).
To get started:
# /opt/csw/bin/pkgutil -U
# /opt/csw/bin/pkgutil -i dwm-dtlogin
This will pull down DWM itself, the dtlogin integration files (/etc/dt/config), urxvt and the artwiz fonts. Select DWM from your sessions list in dtlogin, and press MOD4(Windows Key) + Shift + Enter to open a terminal.
I’ve added DMENU to the repo for those who want it, too.
Some obligatory screenies.
The patch for the zenburn-esque colour theme is here
Have fun! 🙂