On Wed, Jan 15, 2003 at 09:41:42PM -0500 I heard the voice of
Michael George, and lo! it spake thus:
> I haven't seen anyone post anything about taking over ctwm, except that some
> have offered to pay for its maintenance and some have offered a home for its
> site...

I rather think the "community" as a whole would be averse to letting it
die  8-)

And, I'd venture that as a whole the community of ctwm users is more
serious and more technically knowledgeable than the community of most
other window managers (though that could just be my own conceit).

With the number of people, and especially with the presence of sites like
SourceForge (which has its own problems, but that's neither here nor
there), we're unlikely to ever lack for space and bandwidth to host it.
And with the users in general, we're unlikely to lack for maintenance,
and probably not for people implementing new features.

> I'm sure CTWM will be find to use as-is for some time to come.  However, with
> the increase in GNOME and KDE apps and their desire for more functionality on
> the desktop, ctwm will become obsolete someday.

Pshaw.  If the ctwm "outlook" on UI functionality is "obsolete", just
lock me up in the Tower of London   :)

> Does anyone here know of an approximate replacement for ctwm?  With mult
> desktops, not just a big virtual desktop, with the .twmrc-like config file,
> etc...?

If I knew of a better WM, I'd be using it.  I've got patches on my
webpage for the few things that ctwm didn't let me do that I wanted to,
and a little script suite to handle the config files.  I did my searching
for a 'better' WM that already did what I wanted, and I'm still here.
Guess that about covers it.

Matthew Fuller     (MF4839)   |  [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Systems/Network Administrator |  http://www.over-yonder.net/~fullermd/

"The only reason I'm burning my candle at both ends, is because I
      haven't figured out how to light the middle yet"

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