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Lightweight window manager for X11

WMI is a new lightweight window manager for X11, which attempts to combine the best features of LarsWM, Ion, evilwm and ratpoison into one window manager. Its features include:

-no dependencies except Xlib and C++ STL
-multihead support (not tested/experimental)
-virtual workspaces
-tabbed/tiled frames
-floating clients
-vi-alike input mode
-full keyboard control
-fully customizable (key) bindings
-mouse and theme support
-session management
-mini pager for statusbar
-remote tool (status text and action invocation)
-optional antialiased fonts support (Xft)

"IRC Help" IRC Help channel

"IRC development" IRC development channel

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Janet Casey

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23 September 2004

Leaders and contributors

Anselm R. Garbe Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
HelpMailing List Info/Archivehttp://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/wmi-announce
Bug TrackingMailing List Info/Archivehttp://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/wmi-bugs
DeveloperMailing List Info/Archivehttp://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/wmi-devel
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/wmi

Software prerequisites

Required to useautomake 1.5 or later
Required to useautoconf 2.5 or later
Required to usegcc-2.95 or later
Required to useX11R6 with Xlib and X headers
Required to useSTL library and headers
Weak prerequisitelibcairo

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 28 February 2018.


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