Openbox, Fbpanel

I'm currently testing Openbox and Fbpanel in Woof. These are the excellent PETs created by plinej. Plinej is one of those guys who quietly works away in the background, and creates superb handcrafted packages. I compiled the latest version of Openbox and put that into Plinej's package.

Fbpanel seems ok, less plugins than Lxpanel. I think someone got the free-memory applet working with Fbpanel/Lxpanel?

Oh yes, I'm running Woof right now. Gradually chasing down those bugs. Running SeaMonkey.

I am planning for the Woof build scripts to be able to handle various distro binary packages. Tonight I might have a look at building from T2 binary pkgs.

Posted on 19 Dec 2008, 19:15


Posted on 20 Dec 2008, 6:31 by disciple
free-memory applet
Yes, Nathan has the free-memory applet in Lxpanel in Grafpup

Posted on 20 Dec 2008, 6:53 by kirk
I used plinej's lxpanel 0.2.9 as a guide to patch lxpanel You can find a tarball with lxpanel, openbox, freememapplet (eggtray patched by MU and mangled by me), and scripts here:

You'll also find the patched source for lxpanel The patch lets lxpannel know where to look for .desktop files and icons. Lxpanel generates it's own menus. But maybe that's not needed for woof. Anyway, you can just extract the binary tarball into Puppy 4 if you want to try it out.

I've been using openbox & lxpanel for a while, works pretty well, handles full screen with gxine and flash, as long as you get a newer version of flash. Openbox does have a problem with Seamonkey's download dialog windows, they don't get focused correctly.

Posted on 20 Dec 2008, 22:47 by magerlab
openbox +stalonetray
I like this combo very much
especially on smaller screen of eee pc 701
openbox can be cinfigured to use hotkeys to show menus and with alt+tab you can see all the windows

i also think that it would be nice to have an option to chooose a wm before x starts