So, I finally have a RasPi on order from RS (woohoo!!! ), and my thoughts are turning to getting an OS set up for it. I've pretty well decided on Arch/ARM, as I run the x86 version on my Eee 701SD netbook, and am generally very pleased with how well the distro is suited to more "modest" hardware.
On the Eee, I use the Fluxbox window manager, and would like to do the same with the RasPi. I like Fluxbox's speed, minimalist appearance (plus: it doesn't look like MS Windows!), keybindings and the "slit" (dock for applets), amongst other factors.
Has anyone else tried Fluxbox on the Pi - whether under Arch, Debian or another distro - and if so, is there anything I should be aware of?
Also: on my Eee, I have compiled quite a few WindowMaker "dockapps". Most of the programs were in the AUR, as Arch doesn't keep them in the main repositories. I was wondering what chance I have of being able to compile any dockapps for Arch/ARM, as most were written many years ago for x86 systems?
(BTW: in one of the tutorial videos, I saw the Awesome window manager in operation - I might like to try that, if Fluxbox proves problematic for any reason.)