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Re: Poll: best hackable window manager or DE for Emacs-loving freedom ac

From: Jude DaShiell
Subject: Re: Poll: best hackable window manager or DE for Emacs-loving freedom activists
Date: Sat, 6 Nov 2021 09:57:38 -0400

KDE plasma has no screen reader capability and likely won't have in the
future.  Those iso builders for kde plasma don't put the entire gnome
accessibility stack on their isos so orca which might work inside kde
plasma has to be installed by a sighted installer along with all of its
dependencies once a kde plasma install is completed for a blind computer
user.  For that reason, kde plasma is not in the same class as emacspeak
whether or not kde plasma is on a computer exhibited at the Smithsonian

On Sat, 6 Nov 2021, Teemu Likonen wrote:

> * 2021-11-04 20:58:06-0300, Jorge P. de Morais Neto wrote:
> > Which keyboard-driven hackable window manager (WM) or desktop
> > environment (DE) do you recommend?
> KDE Plasma. Several years I used I3 (which is great) but eventually got
> tired of hacking with desktop integration issues. For example, default
> applications, general settings for applications or system notifications.
> There are solutions and work-around options but I got tired of those
> "ah, this doesn't work anymore; I need to add one more hack."
> In KDE's or Plasma's history I skipped from version 3.5 to 5.x something
> and used Ratpoison, StumpWM, Awesome, Herbstluftwm, I3 between those.
> I'm not slower or less productive with the Plasma desktop. It has plenty
> of predefined key bindings for handling windows, and all keys are
> configurable. In the end it's probably even more powerful than those
> power user window managers that claim to be only keyboard driven. Plasma
> has full keyboard control too but also all the desktop integration.

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