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FVWM is a multiple large virtual desktop window manager originally derived from twm. FVWM is intended to have a small memory footprint and a rich feature set, be extremely customizable and extendable and have a high degree of Motif mwm compatibility. FVWM is highly extensible through its module interface.


User manpages available in HTML format from; User FAQ included in the distribution


Download version 2.4.19 (stable)
released on 30 September 2004

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GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey17 December 2001

Leaders and contributors

Robert Nation Contributor
Dominik Vogt Maintainer
Brady Montz; see the AUTHORS file in the distribution for a complete list Contributor
Charles Hines Contributor

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Developer,Support E-mail
Bug Tracking VCS Repository Webview
Developer VCS Repository Webview
Help E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build autoconf 2.13 or later
Required to build automake 1.4 or later

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 23 January 2009.


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