Manjaro community is proud to present the newest release canditate of bspwm community edition, keyfeatures of which are minimalism, flexibility and command line usage.
Bspwm edition is currently our lightest offering, designed to work fluidly even on older hardware. Only gtk3 toolkit is used for graphical applications. From selection of software to choice of fonts, everything is designed to cause minimal overhead both in ram and processor usage. This ensures that your computer is using most of its resources on what you have actually tasked it with. In both resource usage and workflow, bspwm edition stays out of your way and let’s you focus on your work.
Bspwm edition is designed to be easy to operate with either mouse or keyboard, or any combination thereof. It manages windows in sane manner without user interaction, but also provides absolute control over them. Bspwm is one of the most configurable and scriptable environments available, and this edition showcases this with addition of openbox style desktop menus and many helpful scripts. The edition features extensively commented configuration files.
One of the goals of Manjaro is beginner friendliness, and bspwm edition aims for this specifically in command line usage. It includes many easy to use command line utilities for everything from system administration to music, excellent tab completion and syntax highlighting everywhere.
The edition uses manjaro-architect as the installer. This means that the installed system is always up to date, and you can install any manjaro edition from here, with unparalleled level of configuration.
Changes since last release:
- installer: manjaro-architect
- browser: chromium
- terminal: st-manjaro (preconfigured st+tmux)
- brigthness keys cause system freeze, fixed with the next update
- gap is sometimes drawn between panel and windows. Restarting x fixes this. Some users report that this does not happen after 3. reboot.
The iso is available for download here: