[Slackbuilds-users] awesome 3.1.1 ?

Chess Griffin chess at chessgriffin.com
Mon Feb 2 22:28:19 UTC 2009

* Robby Workman <rworkman at slackbuilds.org> [2009-02-02 15:27:56]:

> On Mon, 2 Feb 2009 16:26:14 -0500
> Chess Griffin <chess at chessgriffin.com> wrote:
> > As the maintainer of the awesome SlackBuild I have not investigated
> > this and do not plan to (and do not plan to update the awesome
> > SlackBuild) because of all the changes between awesome2 and
> > awesome3.  You probably know this, but awesome3 is completely
> > different than awesome2.  Awesome3 is based on lua, has a completely
> > different configuration file, and, as you discovered, different
> > dependencies (some of which cannot be satisfied without replacing
> > stock Slackware packages which I will not do on my systems).
> and for this reason, an awesome3 build script is not welcome at this
> time.  Maybe for the next Slackware release, which should (assuming
> gtk+2 and friends are updated) have a newer cairo version.

Makes sense, of course.  Still the OP can modify the SlackBuild for his
personal use in the meantime and then have it ready to go if/when those
changes are made in Slackware proper.

And to the OP, sorry if I seemed gruff.  I'm just annoyed that awesome3
made all those changes when IMHO, awesome2 was pretty darn awesome.
Using a deprecated window manager (that I like) sucks.  Having said
that, there is an update to awesome2 (2.3.5) that I will submit soon.

One last tidbit for the OP - did you see this in the awesome wiki:


I think that has the answers you are seeking.  :-)

Chess Griffin
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