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EXWM – Emacs X11 Window Manager

1 Introduction

1.1 Who am I?

  • Long time Linux and FOSS user
  • Emacs and NixOS user
  • Ham radio operator

2 Agenda

2.1 Agenda

  • What is this EXWM anyways?
  • My experience with EXWM.
  • The future of EXWM.

3 EXWM – What is this EXWM anyways?

3.1 EXWM – What is this EXWM anyways?

  • It’s just Emacs

3.2 EXWM – What is this EXWM anyways?

  • It’s just Emacs, running full screen

3.3 EXWM – What is this EXWM anyways?

  • It’s just Emacs, running full screen, managing your graphical windows.

3.4 EXWM – What is this EXWM anyways?

  • It’s just Emacs, running full screen, managing your graphical windows.
    • For both good and bad…

4 EXWM – My experience

4.1 EXWM – My experience

  • To begin with it was unimpressive and boring.

4.2 EXWM – Freshly started

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4.3 EXWM – My experience

  • To begin with it was unimpressive and boring.
  • Which makes it exciting.

4.4 EXWM – Running graphical applications

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4.5 EXWM – My experience

  • To begin with it was unimpressive and boring.
  • Which makes it exciting.

4.6 EXWM – Working on code

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4.7 EXWM – My experience

  • To begin with it was unimpressive and boring.
  • Which makes it exciting.

5 EXWM – The future

5.1 EXWM – The future

  • The future of EXWM.

5.2 EXWM – The future

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6 Year of the Linux/Emacs Desktop

6.1 Year of the Linux Desktop

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6.2 Year of the Emacs Desktop

2019 is the year of the Emacs desktop!

7 Conclusions

7.1 Conclusions

  • EXWM is a perfectly decent window manager for long time Emacs users.
  • My experience is most often: “Works good enough for me”.
  • The future of something like EXWM on Wayland doesn’t exist at the moment.

8 Contact

8.1 Contact

  • DECT: 5173
  • Mastodon: sa0bse@chaos.social
  • IRC: etu on most big networks
  • XMPP/Email: etu@failar.nu
  • Website/Blog: https://elis.nu/
  • Callsign: SAØBSE