Is is likely that Openbox would be the only non DE providing the possibility to use pipe-menus, or do you know of other non DE providing the same type of feature ?
I have a little question about the way you write, which I find difficult to understand:
«This is the proposed release iso , te menu's will update post "restartwm command" as approriate for reach windowmanager (ie after using synaptic to install any given app) in a wm only situ - you need to reload its config by either logging out and logging in or using the restartwm function located in most menu systems,this is (afaik)standard in non-DE installs.»
After a pair of years reading daily here, I kind of start getting the whole idea... however, could you try to do better ? Else than myself, first finding painful to decrypt your words, there are plenty persons who doesn't have learned English as their native mother's language. I would not have noticed if it would be one word or exceptional, but I notice you look like you tend to "let it go". So, I would thank you for an effort... :/