Slack woof works nicely, JWM

I have got the Slackware build working very nicely, so now I think I'll return my attention to the Ubuntu build.

One thing, while I think of it. I've got HairyWill's patched JWM in Woof, which works fine, though I haven't tested full-screen yet. I saw yesterday on the forum that HairWill reported a problem with the latest revision but I must have an earlier one from SVN.

Anyway, I would like to put in a feature request for JWM. The buttons in the taskbar and highlighted entry in the menu are 3D, that is, they have a 3-dimensional shading effect. But, what I would like is an option for them to be "flat", that is, with just a one or two pixel border (maybe make that configurable too) and no 3D or shading effect.

The reason I would like this as Woof currently has a flat theme for GTK, plus the JQ8 grey flat desktop icons.

I would like to extend a big thank you to Will for taking JWM on-board. I recently posted to this blog with some thoughts on JWM, including a list of things that needed fixing -- and comments were posted listing some more. Will also responded, and got stuck into tackling the full-screen problem. He also put JWM up on SVN.

Read more here:

Posted on 9 Feb 2009, 8:29


Posted on 9 Feb 2009, 17:27 by Sage
Woof write up
Woof has just got a write up on DWW this morning.

Posted on 9 Feb 2009, 20:23 by Dougal
JWM Buttons
I'm not sure about the buttons, but the highlighted item in the menu looks 3D just because of the gradient (switch the gradient colours around and it will actually be inversed, with the centre "pushed in"...). Just use a single colour and it will be flat.

Posted on 9 Feb 2009, 23:03 by dionicio
Puppy metadistro
We are seeing some history happening here.
The first live metadistro.
It is so "puppiesque"
Or should I say "woof! woof!"...?


Posted on 10 Feb 2009, 8:31 by bugman
good choice!
i love the jq8 icons, have not messed with jwm to match it up, agree that it could look great

Posted on 10 Feb 2009, 16:26 by BarryK
JWM buttons
No, it's not because of the gradient. I already have a JWM theme with flat colors, and get the 3D effect. I have posted a picture: