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PekWM, its whats for breakfast!

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

I have been trying to get a package built for fedora for pekwm. PekWM is a nice light weight window manager for X-11. I decided to give it a shot using it because it supported dynamic menus. I built a package and filed a bug report so it could be included in fedora extras. After my first couple of comments it was suggested to me to create something more fedora friendly for my package. As it is the default menu provided by pekwm has a lot of apps in it. I didnt even have 1/2 of them my self. This was a minor problem to provide a package to a user who in turn cant use 1/2 of whats in the menu. It doesnt take an expert to figure out that bugs would be filed about things “not working”. I decided to take the code from fluxbox-xdg-menu and fork it to work for pekwm. After about an hour or so of hacking I removed all the unneeded stuff from its code base and had a fully functional dynamic menu generator using standards. Tonight I plan to repackage pekwm and post an updated .spec file and src rpm. I hope that by the first of next week I will be commiting pekwm to fedora extras cvs.