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

delire delire at selectparks.net
Fri Feb 20 12:26:31 EST 2004


i use openbox when performing because it is so light. when working with
pd switching window focus in most other wm's other than fvwm (IME)
causes dropout. in openbox XFree86 doesn't even appear in top and so that's more physical mem for audio..
openbox has no dependencies and it incredibly polite to my RAM.

of course where DE's themselves are concerned KDE and GNOME have the
best support for audio mimetypes, as they are generally picked up by the
suite of 'arts' and 'multimedia' applications provided by a full
install. from what little experience i have with either, KDE seems to be
a lighter DE, eating less than Gnome in the phys mem and CPU stakes.

julian aka delire

On Fri, Feb 20, 2004 at 12:10:49PM -0500, Paul Winkler wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 19, 2004 at 06:22:46PM +0000, LinuxMedia wrote:
> > >  mc (in xterm) kicks ass (by default tab changes panels/widgets, esc 
> > >tab does autocompletion in all dialogs where the files/directories are 
> > >used)
> > 
> > mc (MidnightCommander) will play an audio file by just pressing ENTER on 
> > the file. You can have *any* type of file can do *anything* you want it 
> > to do just by pressing ENTER on the file in mc. I even have played 
> > multiple audio tracks by pressing ENTER on a ".ecs" file (ecasound text 
> > file that will play all the tracks, effects, volumes and panning listed 
> > in the file).
> 
> That's pretty cool. I should give mc another look, haven't tried it 
> in years.
> 
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> 
> Paul Winkler
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