An update on my setup. I haven't shown it since last October and you people seem to like it.
OS: Arch Linux
I love how you get to build your system fully. Yet the rolling release model means you can install and forget, with no worries about full-system upgrades like you do in Ubuntu.
WM: bspwm (switched from i3)
I love bspwm's binary tree tiling. It's slightly harder to set up the i3, but I recommend it to anyone with a bit of time.
I fell in love with this browser straight after I installed it because previously I used Firefox which required me to use my mouse. Even though I installed a vim keys plugin, I didn't use the keys. qutebrowser encouraged e to do so.
Text editor: vim
In a manageable 78 lines of vimrc, I've got a multi-purpose text-editor for writing, programming and accidentaly opening binary files in
vifm. It just accomodates everything. Also vim-like software is nice - for example qutebrowser
I don't really like polybar. 415 lines of config is excessive and the bar doesn't look that good. It's not even themeable. In the i3 days, I used
bumblebee status and it was fun. Just a command, themes, i3 integration. I'm looking for another bar. I may hop to dwm and use dwmbar or use yabar
File manager: vifm
vifm is a good, fast, vim-like file manager. I haven't had many problems with it. Its 512 lines of config are excessive, but they do include comments. Because of the builtin file-opening, my xdg-open command is pretty stupid. I may switch to
nnn. I also tried out dmenufm. I'll decide sometime
Email client: neomutt
I set this up with mutt-wizard. It's email - I don't really care. It works.
Matrix client: gomuks
I discovered this a few days ago. It's a good matrix client, but doesn't support everything Riot.im does. But I look forward to contributing to it on GitHub
System monitor: ytop
gotop was really good and the migration to
ytop was easy. It's fast and visual, and I'll keep it
- I may distro-hop to Void and try out dwm
- youtube-viewer setup
- Lilypond + vim + git composition setup - I'll write an article
- More qutebrowser shortcuts
- ctrlp.vim config - tags are really slow right now
- Making these dotfiles portable and installing them on another computer