SimpleTools is now available at
gemini://simpletools.info

This isn't perfect yet. Conversion from Dokuwiki was done with dw2markdown | md2gemini, plus a lot of sed voodoo and hand editing. So, there is no complete automated conversion process yet.

Sorry for the delay, but here we are. Eleven text editors are now listed at the wiki, including screenshots:

simpletools.info/doku.php/star

There are some gaps to fill in the articles, especially the feature check matrix. Help is welcome.

Next on the list to test and compare are editors.

What are the absolute minimum "must have" features of an editor? If anything else please comment

Thanks for your anwers regarding fonts in your X terminal emulator.

Bitmap fonts are simpler and do consume lesser memory than TTF fonts. Downside is, they are not scalable and do only look good at certain sizes.

Two of of the most popular bitmap fonts for the terminal are the default "fixed" and "Terminus"

But there are more, here is a site with an overview available monospace bitmap fonts: github.com/Tecate/bitmap-fonts

A warm welcome to all new followers.

We would like to know: Which font do you use in your X terminal program?

And do you use a bitmap font or a TrueType font?

We added another installation walkthrough in our "minimal installation" section.
This time for

simpletools.info/doku.php/mini

Finally we have finished testing window mangers

Have a look at our comparison and recommendations:

simpletools.info/doku.php/wm:s

We added a section for instructions on how to do a minimal installation of operating systems - and we started with

simpletools.info/doku.php/mini

The window manager poll is finished.

And here are the results of the Mastodon jury 🙂

openbox 9 votes
fluxbox 8 votes
cwm 4 votes
icewm 4 votes
windowmaker 2 votes
twm 1 vote
2bwm 0 votes
berry 0 votes
evilwm 0 votes
fvwm3 0 votes
jwm 0 votes

4 people answered "other" by now. Please note all parts of the poll.

Part 1: fosstodon.org/@simpletools/105
Part 2: fosstodon.org/@simpletools/105
Part 3:
fosstodon.org/@simpletools/105

Alltogether you can vote for:

* 2bwm
* berry
* cwm
* evilwm
* fluxbox
* fvwm3
* icewm
* jwm
* openbox
* twm
* windowmaker

And comment if your favourite stacking and lightweith X window manager is not on this list.

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poll

Which stacking windowmanager do you prefer?

This is the part 3 of this poll, please note the other parts as well

poll

Which stacking windowmanager do you prefer?

This is the part 2 of this poll, please note the other parts as well

poll

Which stacking windowmanager do you prefer?

This is the part 1 of this poll, please note the other parts as well

4 people answered "other" by now. Please note all parts of the poll.

Part 1: fosstodon.org/@simpletools/105
Part 2: fosstodon.org/@simpletools/105
Part 3:
fosstodon.org/@simpletools/105

Alltogether you can vote for:

* 2bwm
* berry
* cwm
* evilwm
* fluxbox
* fvwm3
* icewm
* jwm
* openbox
* twm
* windowmaker

And comment if your favourite stacking and lightweith X window manager is not on this list.

Show thread

poll

Which stacking windowmanager do you prefer?

This is the part 3 of this poll, please note the other parts as well

poll

Which stacking windowmanager do you prefer?

This is the part 2 of this poll, please note the other parts as well

poll

Which stacking windowmanager do you prefer?

This is the part 1 of this poll, please note the other parts as well

Now we want to start testing simple and lightweight window managers. Like we did with tiling wm we want to start with a poll.

Since the list of stacking wm is really huge, we ask you which stacking wm should be included in the poll?

So far we think of:

* 2bwm
* berry
* cwm
* evilwm
* fluxbox
* fvwm3
* icewm
* jwm
* twm

Any other? Please mention only stacking wm for x11 which are simple/lightweight and actively maintained.

We are done testing window managers. And here is the comparison and our recommendation: simpletools.info/doku.php/wm:t

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