Re: [dev] SGI Irix look (4Dwm)

From: Andrew Gwozdziewycz <>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:17:16 -0400

On October 19, 2014 1:51:37 PM EDT, wrote:
>>I don't know why you would want that.
>Partly because I want to keep things simple, partly because of
>nostalgia, and partly because I think SGI Irix was coolest thing ever.

Why not patch dwm to draw the appropriate decorations around windows? It can't be that difficult to do, and the code base is easy enough to navigate...

>They were about to take over the world with their massive super
>computers and cameo appearances in movies like Jurassic Park. But,
>unfortunately, their leadership failed.

I, for one, am glad they didn't succeed. More commercial workstation (and servers for that matter) choices may have slowed the development for free alternatives (SGI has invested a ton of money into Linux, especially as it relates to clustering, however). Think about how Apple's dominance has drawn people away from GNU/linux and the BSDs (noting of course, that OSX has some roots in FreeBSD), for instance.

>On 19. oktober 2014 at 1:36 PM, "Alexander Huemer"
><> wrote:
>>On Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 01:20:37PM +0000,
>> wrote:
>>> Is there any way to get that old classic SGI Irix look (4Dwm) in
>>I don't know why you would want that.
>>In any case, the underlying concepts of dwm do not match the
>>concepts of
>>4DWM. What you can do is use FVWM with a 4DWM[1] theme.
>>Kind regards,
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