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[alpine-devel] awesome(wm) for main

From: V.Krishn <>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2012 22:29:30 +0530

awesome(window manager) seems nice,
tested few apps:
  Geany(gives warning errors after quiting)
  Abiword(has font issues)

If its been tested and reported ok by others, it can be nice candidate for
next alpine version. It also supports lua based config, which has strong
support in alpine.

A meta package needs to be there to take care of the installation.

Here are steps to install awesome on clean/fresh alpine:
1. Setup alpine, and add edge repo, both main and testing
2. apk update
3. apk add awesome aterm feh
    add other apps on need
4. setup-xorg-base
5. adduser <newuser>
6. logout and login as newuser
7. echo 'awesome' >> /home/<newuser>/.xinitrc
8. cp -r /etc/xdg/awesome /home/<newuser>/.config
9. vi /home/<newuser>/.config/awesome/rc.lua
      replace instances of xterm with aterm
10. startx

There is (compositing magager),
reported to work with awesome, would it worth adding in alpine testing?
Thought still marked as 'early stage of development'.

Received on Sat Sep 15 2012 - 22:29:30 UTC