Perl is actually a lot more relevant today than LUA is. Maybe I should be looking at this 'Fvwm'... (lua sucks the brain so dry, and really, it isn't that awesome...)
Agreed. The reason why I'm reluctant to use awesome is lua. The times I've tried it I backed off within minutes, Nevertheless awesome is really awsome, but not its guts. I have lua onboard because of fucking conky and mpv, otherwise it will be purged completely. I like Packrat's idea of using perl for monitoring the system instead of conky/lua.
Everyone should be looking at Fvwm at some point -
or Fluxbox -
I've tried but never caught me enough. Maybe I haven't insisted properly. Maybe some day... You know, Too many WMs out there. For now Fluxbox is my WM to go. I also like and usually have around cwm and frankenwm. New love/finding is wmfs2. For floating nothing beats fluxbox IMHO, But as you can see, still searching a favorite tiler which does good floating too... if any. LOL. Franken is a winner for now. I don't like to recompile for every small config changes, but it's really fast, so...
In my very limited experience, I leaning towards XCB based WMs more and more, with the only exception of Fluxbox.