[linux-audio-user] suggested Window Manager good for audio?

RTaylor ricktaylor at speakeasy.net
Wed Feb 18 19:09:31 EST 2004

Erik Steffl <steffl at bigfoot.com> wrote:

> > 	Hope this isn't off topic for this list.  Would someone be
> > willing to suggest a Window Manager that would work well with a Linux
> > audio box using the Planet CCRMA images?  I have used the Gnome and KDE
> > environments and just have come to feel that they are too bloated for
> > what I'm trying to do.  
> > 	Does using a Window Manager instead of a full-blown desktop such
> > as Gnome mean that I can have more audio processing power since I am
> > giving up graphics overhead?  
> > 	I am trying out fvwm and it is pretty sparse, but was wondering
> > what others might suggest as best for audio?
>    make sure you don't use enlightenment with root window animations 
> enabled. other then that you will not see much difference in CPU usage. 
> as far as the memory goes - you need enough memory (for audio processing 
> and other programs) that pretty much all WMs have memory footprints too 
> small to care...
>    I like fvwm (very configurable, can be made fairly slim). 
> responsiveness tip for fvwm - don't use outline move/resize, use opaque 
> (full window moves, resizes), the outline move/resize grabs X server and 
> can cause other X programs to freeze (for the time you move/resize 
> windows), this might be an issue for some audio programs (that would 
> wait for X before doing whatever audio processing they are doing).

 Windowmaker {gnustep, musickit, etc is pretty nice as well.}


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