>> I'd need to check out most of the WMs again, to get a descent proposal
>> for removal.
Okay, let's works this down from the top.
awesome - I tried it again. It's not as bad as I remembered. But we
have to think in terms of a live-cd. Does it add anything
the other WMs don't? What about its dependencies? What else
on the isos uses libxcb*? Could this free up a lot of space?
I'm leaning towards removing this one.
dwm - Should go. Sorry. But I don't see any value added by this one
for grml as a live-cd. Does anybody *really* want this WM when
he's doing desaster recovery? I honestly can't believe that.
evilwm - When I tried it, it turned the screen black. No mouse pointer
and the default bindings from the webpage didn't work. This
was in a `kvm' session. In any case, I'm voting to remove
fluxbox - Finally. This is a default setup you can use. This one
should definately stay.
fvwm - Seriously? fwvm1? That's gotta be a joke. And it is. Kind of.
`fvwm' and `fvwm2' are actually the same. The zsh completion
for `grml-x' shouldn't list both.
fvwm2 - This is actually better than I remembered. The menu has the
whole debian menu, but also a reasonable selection in its own
submenus. I was about to vote to remove this one, but apart
from the weird default-fvwm look this is actually very usable.
fvwm2-crystal - fvwm2 with pretty looks. Couldn't find the big Debian
menus, though. The app selection in the windows I
could find were quite limited. I'm voting to remove
jwm - Not bad. But I don't see an advantage over fluxbox or fvwm. I
think this one is pretty small, so we could keep it. I'm still
voting to remove it. Why? Because it doesn't earn us any
openbox - I don't know, but I like this one. The menu is short and
sweet, but offers the whole Debian menu, too. No bullshit
user interface... I should probably say "Remove it!" since
it doesn't add much to fluxbox and fvwm. But this one really
feels right... Dunno.
pekwm - Hum. Another small WM. `jwm' felt better and I voted to remove
it. So, my vote on this one is clear: Remove.
ratpoison - Another small WM. For mouseless use. So, started it, got a
black screen. No mouse pointer, makes sense. Didn't
remember default keybindings. But that's my fault. Looked
at the projects webpage, which said "C-t c" should open a
terminal. Didn't work. Useless if we change the default
keybindings without telling anyone. (again, this is in
kvm, maybe that has something to do with this problem,
which is similar to what I saw with evilwm.) Still, I'm
voting to remove this one.
twm - X11's default WM. That's all that's positive about this
one. It's clumsy to use and adds nothing useful. Let's just
w9wm - A slightly improved 9wm. I don't think we gain anything from
having this one. At all. Let's remove it.
wmii - Small tiling WM. The positive aspect is that, when you start
it, you get a short tutorial displayed. Useful, esp. for users
who don't know it. Still, this basically helps to start
terminals. And other WMs to that, too.
wm-ng - Fluxbox with a desktop and gkrellm. Since it's fluxbox, the
same as before applies. I'd probably start fluxbox like this
per default, though.
x-window-manager - debian-alternatives. Defaults to `openbox'. Not a
If I'd be really really strict, I'd say, keep `fluxbox', `fvwm2' and get
rid of the rest. But then, diversity isn't a bad thing. So, I'd also
keep `openbox'. And maybe `wmii' or `awesome' - one of the two
anyway. `awesome' is more powerful but also heavier...
Thinking about it a little more, I'd keep: awesome, fluxbox, fvwm2 and
I'd definately remove: -crystal, twm, w9wm, evilwm, ratpoison and dwm.
Undecided about the others, but leaning towards removal.