stumpwm is to window managing (tiling?) system what emacs is to text editing and conkeror is to web browsing.
very cool. if i was on a linux laptop/desktop like i used to be, i would definitely use this. i’m even debating on quitting my mac os x for this (with emacs and conkeror). however, i most likely won’t since mac os x is pretty stable and most new stuff will be compatible with it (ease of use, plug and play).
i wanted to get stumpwm working on mac os x (intel based) like this post, but i never got it to work. somehow, i got it to work. my steps:
- update xquartz like the post said.
- install sbcl via macports.
UPDATE: actually, i think i used the sbcl for mac via this site.
- download the stumpwm source:
git clone git://git.savannah.nongnu.org/stumpwm.git
- followed the README file of stumpwm for sbcl:
<pre class="src src-sh">$ sbcl
* (require ‘asdf) * (require ‘asdf-install) * (asdf-install:install ‘clx) * (asdf-install:install ‘cl-ppcre)
this step gave me MANY errors. i kept selecting the option to retry and continue like crazy. i finally gave up.
- continued with README
<pre class="src src-sh">autoconf <span style="color: #ff4500;">##</span><span style="color: #ff4500;">get if not available. macports?</span>
./configure ##may need to specify sbcl if clisp is also installed make
stumpwm binary should be installed
- put following in ~/.xinitrc:
exec ~/Downloads/stumpwm/stumpwm ## path to stumpwm binary
launch programs in X (for example, xterm). look at stumpwm manual for keyboard shortcuts. very cool. this makes me REALLY want to go back to linux as my main computer.