Bug 100521 - RFE: include openbox RPMs in the distro
Summary: RFE: include openbox RPMs in the distro
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: distribution   
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Version: beta1
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Keywords: FutureFeature
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-07-23 04:23 UTC by Chris Ricker
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-02-22 20:56:10 UTC
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Description Chris Ricker 2003-07-23 04:23:49 UTC
RHL currently lacks any lightweight, functional window managers. I'd like to see
openbox ( http://www.openbox.org/ ) included as an option for those who want
something more functional than twm / metacity, but lighter-weight than a
full-blown kde / gnome.

openbox is a well-maintained, actively developed blackbox derivative. Of the
blackbox derivatives, it seems to me to be the most feature-ful, even supporting
anti-aliased fonts using Xft....

I have SRPMS of the latest stable release of openbox, openbox 2.3.1, which I've
prepared for fedora. I'd like to see this included in the distro, and am willing
to take responsibility for maintaining it....

You can download the current SRPM from


Comment 1 Chris Ricker 2003-07-29 03:33:37 UTC
Published in Fedora, now available at


Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2005-02-22 20:56:10 UTC
Probably won't be added to Core anytime soon. As mentioned in the last comment,
Closed->Extras, although that's noot really a resolution in bugzilla ATM.

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