First and foremost, a HUGE thank you to the devs for getting this out so quickly! And for preserving the Openbox default setup and dark theme. For the most part i immediately felt at home. I am happy and so relieved to have my new ssd set up again as my old mechanical drive was!
That said, everything that follows are just my observations after a short time with the new release. In NO way do i mean to criticize. Just my ramblings which i hope may be of help in some small way along the path of AL…
I was completely surprised by the “new focus.” Not necessarily good or bad, just wow. I took a quick look at Cinnamon, which i like, and decided I’m just not ready for an AL Cinnamon. I have no interest in Plasma or Gnome 3. I landed here as part of an effort to avoid such things. I need to learn tiling, but have not done it, so i kinda regret Awesome was dropped because that is the one i can learn from and still navigate. And as i always ask, please at some point give some love to fluxbox.
I very much appreciate having all the setup and choices in one stream, as opposed to the former reboot and then continue. Well done there! On the other hand, i find the install font or color or something not so easy on my eyes after trying to focus on it and make choices for some time.
Somewhere during the install on into lightdm and into openbox itself the default font changes from the very nice former one to a simple typewriter-ish one i don’t like so much. Is there a way the user can modify this?
All that said… AL Openbox is back! That’s what really matters and thank you for it!