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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>"