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Somewhat long time DWM user here. I've been messing around with xmonad (still haven't gotten it to the sweet point yet) and dzen2. I like awesome but right now ive been messing with xmonad.

I can't ever forget DWM, but having to recompile every time something needed to be changed/added got annyoing.
    
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Xmonad, for me, is superior to DWM in the ways it handles resizing of windows, so it simply works better for me. And it's just so darn fast. Configuring it at first might be a bit confusing but you will get the grasp of it eventually. Give xmobar a try too, works beautifully with it.

i3 is probably also worth a try, although back when I tried it, I had mixed feelings for it. Should also be more stable by now.
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i3 is really nice concept and easy to configure but it was less stable sometimes windows would freeze in position etc. I have not used it in quite some time though it might be better now.

Awesome also might be worth a try.

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Xmonad is getting a little confusing to me so I may stick with awesome.
    
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I generally only try tiling WMs in Arch, and awesome has never worked right for me. The menu option for opening the config and terminal don't do anything and half of the key bindings also don't seem to do anything. It's the only WM that I've run into issues with. On the other hand, it worked fine in Debian, but I haven't had a really good chance to play with it.

EDIT: As I expected, I was missing something... xterm.
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I've used Awesome, and it worked for me. However, I liked WMFS more. WMFS is a good tiling window manager, at least in my opinion.
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I still stick with DWM, simply because I don't really need any more core functionality (I do patch it, though) and C is a non-niche, well performing language. I do sometimes hunger for a manual tiler, and for that I've taken an interest in subtle which is written in Ruby. Most tilers out there are all very similar, and I feel like they exist simply to exist; they don't really bring much more to the table. Pick one written with a language you like.

I tend to stay away from tiling WMs that use xmobar/dzen since I like to use Pango in order to display different encoded text with different fonts. Without it, you're forced to use a font that has lots of UTF-8 support if you want multiple languages.
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I still stick with DWM, simply because I don't really need any more core functionality (I do patch it, though) and C is a non-niche, well performing language. I do sometimes hunger for a manual tiler, and for that I've taken an interest in subtle which is written in Ruby. Most tilers out there are all very similar, and I feel like they exist simply to exist; they don't really bring much more to the table. Pick one written with a language you like.

I tend to stay away from tiling WMs that use xmobar/dzen since I like to use Pango in order to display different encoded text with different fonts. Without it, you're forced to use a font that has lots of UTF-8 support if you want multiple languages.
I think subtle would be your winner for a manual tiler?
    
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I think subtle would be your winner for a manual tiler?
I pretty much use whatever uses a language I prefer to work in at the time. I have/had an interest in Ruby and subtle happened to be manual.
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I pretty much use whatever uses a language I prefer to work in at the time. I have/had an interest in Ruby and subtle happened to be manual.
Can you show me any of your screenshots you got going on for subtle,dwm,xmonad,awesome, etc?

my arch VM - http://aniplox.deviantart.com/#/d47212t
    
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