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Warning: those guides are mostly obsolete, please have a look at the new documentation.


Blackbox configuration
Good old version
I prefer the good old Blackbox 0.65 instead of 0.70 branch :
- it has no dependencies apart from "libstdc++", and "X11" itself
- it seems lighter, has smaller default fonts & titlebar
However, it does not have EWMH compilance. It only has ICCCM.
Those are the relevant tools versions for Blackbox 0.65,
- bbkeys 0.8.6 (XFree86 only)
- bbpager 0.3.1 (XFree86 only)
Note. "XFree86 only" because on recent Xorg versions, you get this error,
Cannot connect to window manager
Also have a look bbicon :
v0.65 compilation
v0.65 package is still included into Slackware 11.0 and 12.1 and NetBSD. Elsewhere you may be obliged to compile it,
./configure --disable-nls
make install
On Linux and SunOS, you may get this error (author was using FreeBSD), In member function `bool BlackboxWindow::setInputFocus()': error: `assert' undeclared (first use this function)
To fix this, edit the source,
vi src/
to add this line,
#include <assert.h>
Note. or "#include <cassert>"

(obsolete, see the new doc)