Mabox Linux 17.02 - Manjaro re-spin with Openbox is ready

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#66

The topic is idle, but there are ISO’s of version 17.0.2 on the project website:
https://pl.maboxlinux.org/


#67

Thanks. I’ll give it a try on VM. Sad to see it frozen though, heard a great deal about it. Thanks again.


#68

Well I found this topic on their forum, from August:
https://pl.maboxlinux.org/forums/topic/mabox-nowe-logo/

In the first line napcok (project leader) says:

“Trwają prace nad kolejnym wydaniem Maboxa.”

which means “We are working on next edition of Mabox”.
So now we just have to be patient (although it’s been nearly 3 month so…) :smiley:
In the meantime I suggest trying out i3 edition or JWM a.k.a. Kibojoe.


#69

Perfect. I suspect it’ll be worth the wait. And yes, I’ve been using @Holmes JWM edition way before it became Kibojoe :grinning: Thanks for your help mate. Cheers.


#70

I’ve installed the 686 version of Mabox 17.2. I keep getting 404 errors when trying to update. Does Arch’s stopping 32 bit support include Mabox?


#71

Check the #manjaro32 tag. Especially (the first part of) the post


#72

I installed on 10 year old PC, runs quick and it is beautiful and functional. I had minor difficulties with updating but now it is resolved. I hope the development continues…, had >500 apps to update…

Have to say it is beautifully functional.


#73

excited to try this! thank you.


#74

Is this still active, it’s been a year it seems since an updated iso was released?

Note, I’ve always been a user, but I love openbox and wouldn’t mind helping maintain this with some mentorship…to get my feet wet per say.

Cheers!


#75

I’d also like to know. Fell in love with openbox after my first Linux distro, Crunchbang.


#76

Try archlabs…it’s a great openbox implementation…that is if this one doesn’t pan out.


#77

I think I’d like a Fluxbox version over an Openbox version of Manjaro to be made since Fluxbox is still in development whereas Openbox isn’t (and still has a lot of pull requests opened).

Edit: Actually the last version of Fluxbox was 2015-02-08… so nvm… Last Openbox commit was 2015-03-03


#78

lol… they are both pretty old school.

Wish there was a new minimal option just to have something new to play with.


#79

Kibojoe Linux

http://kibojoe.org

vlw fwi, Holmes :slight_smile:


#80

Will check it out, downloading now.


#81

Download Manjaro Architect, there are tons of options in there.

There is also Bspwm-mate now I believe.


#82

Fluxbox is still developed however https://github.com/fluxbox/fluxbox


#83

Oh, I was looking in Sourceforge page and it shows last update was 2016-07-30. But the last release was 1.3.7 seen here, and on their website, which was a 2015-02-08. I didn’t pay attention to the GitHub since it says it is a mirror. Still no release in 3 years :confused:


#84

From least to lost minimal:
Awesome, I3, jwm, bspwm, bspwm-minimal.

Awesome has ease of use as the first priority and includes most things that people expect from a desktop (225-300Mb ram depending on whether it is full version). I3 has minimal aesthetic and interface, but includes a lot of apps (~210Mb). Jwm is mostly minimal, but includes calamares for installer (<150Mb). Bspwm is very minimal, with no gtk2 or qt included, just gtk3-classic (<125Mb). Bspwm-minimal is even more minimal, without gtk3, pulse audio or real gui apps (<100Mb).


#85

been using the ancient openbox respin iso off sourceforge for this for a long time. with it being rolling release I’ve just updated after install but next time i do an install I’m absolutely going to use this. Glad to see someone is making an openbox respin again :slight_smile: