# stumpwm on mac os x

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:

1. update xquartz like the post said.
2. install sbcl via macports.

UPDATE: actually, i think i used the sbcl for mac via this site.

git clone git://git.savannah.nongnu.org/stumpwm.git

1. 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.

  <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

1. put following in ~/.xinitrc: