Compliants about the wmaker package in Debian 2.1

charlie schmidt (ishamael@yifan.net)
Fri, 7 Jan 2000 18:16:30 -0500


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The developers of AfterStep, many AfterStep users, and I feel the 
description of the wmaker package (version 0.20.3-5) included with 
Debian 2.1 distribution is unfair:

"Written by Alfredo Kojima (http://www.inf.ufrgs.br/~kojima) almost 
from
 scratch, it's better looking and faster than AfterStep, and 
resembles
 OpenStep more closely."

1. It is not better looking, or faster.  These are relative terms, 
AfterStep
   can look very cool and clean, and be fast at the same time, but 
so can
   Window Maker.  However, Window Maker is limited in its looks, 
and really
   can't look as good as AfterStep can.
2. AfterStep can be configured to resemble OpenStep more closly 
than Window
   Maker does.  It just does not do so by default.

Basically we feel that any reference to AfterStep, and the 
suggestion of
Window Maker's superiority should be removed from the description 
of 
Window Maker.
If this could be fixed before the next release of Debian (which I
understand is coming soon), it would be greatly appreciated.

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on behalf of the developers and users of AfterStep:
charlie schmidt         ishamael@themes.org
http://as.themes.org	http://afterstep.davidv.net
as.t.o project manager	AfterStep FAQ

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