A million years ago I used and loved a WM called waimea. I used it extensively, and even used it on my work machine. It was abandoned by its author for whatever reason, in 2004. I used a derivative wm for a while, called kahakai and loved that too. Since that time, everything has gone from 32bit to 64, and waimea got buried in the past.

Fast forward to this past weekend, when I discovered, on a whim, that there is an AUR for waimea! There was not one for kahakai though-- that appears to have been genuinely abandoned.

So I installed waimea and started working on configuring it, with only a man page and the wayback machine as a reference. As of a couple days into the effort, I'm not quite there yet, but I love the results so far.

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    What's so special about it?
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    I love its minimalism, combined with its subtly large feature set and configurability. For the most part, it's a blank slate. By default there is no dock, and most customization is done through, "action" files. As a base setup, that's perfect for me. That allows me to use the components I prefer from there.
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