Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: Dec. 22 2007,15:29
WM Apps, dock apps, slit apps are all additional processes, ie., cpu cycles and memory consuming. With low resource machines avoiding them could mean a big difference in performance.
JWM does not have the "slit" as fluxbox does. Instead of many processes with individual WM apps running. Torsmo was chosen as it is a single process and works with both fluxbox and jwm
JWM has the "swallow" to task bar. The cpu meter is currently "commented out" in .jwmrc as it duplicates what is shown in torsmo.
If we standardize on a single window manager, then it would make sense to add more swallowed apps to the task bar. But again each individual is another process, more memory consumed.
I am proud that DSL runs with so few processes. It is another reason that DSL runs so fast and so well on low resource machines.