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|Full description=Ion addresses the problem of navigating between windows by dividing the screen into frames that take up the whole screen and never overlap. Big displays have so much space that this should be convenient and smaller displays couldn't show more than one window at a time anyway. The frame layout is dynamic and different on each workspace. Given the tree instead of coordinate-based frame layout, moving between the frames can be conveniently done from the keyboard. As in PWM, the frames may have multiple clients attached. The author notes that programs with more than one window per document may become practically unusable under Ion. Terminal programs should work better than before, however. Other features include a general purpose line editor (called minibuffer in many text editors) and tab-completion in certain queries. Ion also has support for extensions (that are not wanted in the core source) as loadable modules.
 
|Full description=Ion addresses the problem of navigating between windows by dividing the screen into frames that take up the whole screen and never overlap. Big displays have so much space that this should be convenient and smaller displays couldn't show more than one window at a time anyway. The frame layout is dynamic and different on each workspace. Given the tree instead of coordinate-based frame layout, moving between the frames can be conveniently done from the keyboard. As in PWM, the frames may have multiple clients attached. The author notes that programs with more than one window per document may become practically unusable under Ion. Terminal programs should work better than before, however. Other features include a general purpose line editor (called minibuffer in many text editors) and tab-completion in certain queries. Ion also has support for extensions (that are not wanted in the core source) as loadable modules.
 
|User level=none
 
|User level=none
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|Status=Live
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|Component programs=
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|Homepage URL=http://modeemi.fi/~tuomov/ion/
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|VCS checkout command=
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|Computer languages=C
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|Documentation note=User FAQ available in HTML format from http://modeemi.fi/~tuomov/ion/faq.html
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|Paid support=
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|IRC help=irc://irc.freenode.net/ion
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|IRC general=
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|IRC development=irc://irc.freenode.net/ion
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|Related projects=Larswm,Pwm,Ratpoison,wmi
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|Keywords=frame,terminal,keyboard,window manager,ion
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|Is GNU=n
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|Last review by=Janet Casey
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|Last review date=2005-05-16
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
|Version identifier="20050502
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|Version identifier=20040729
 
|Version date=2004-07-29
 
|Version date=2004-07-29
 
|Version status=stable
 
|Version status=stable
|Version download=
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|Version download=http://modeemi.fi/~tuomov/ion/dl/ion-2-20040729.tar.gz
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|License verified date=2002-07-08
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|Version comment=20040729 stable released 2004-07-29
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}}
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{{Person
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|Role=Maintainer
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|Real name=Tuomo Valkonen
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|Email=tuomov@cc.tut.fi
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|Resource URL=
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}}
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=Bug Tracking,Developer,Support
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|Resource kind=Mailing List Info/Archive
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|Resource URL=http://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/ion-general
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}}
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{{Software category
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|Interface=window-manager,x-window-system
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|Use=interface
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}}
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{{Project license
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|License=ClarifiedArtistic
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|License verified by=Janet Casey
 
|License verified date=2002-07-08
 
|License verified date=2002-07-08
|Version comment="20050502 (Ion3)" devel released 2005-05-02
 
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{Software prerequisite
 
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Latest revision as of 09:42, 12 April 2011

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Ion

http://modeemi.fi/~tuomov/ion/
Ion addresses the problem of navigating between windows by dividing the screen into frames that take up the whole screen and never overlap. Big displays have so much space that this should be convenient and smaller displays couldn't show more than one window at a time anyway. The frame layout is dynamic and different on each workspace. Given the tree instead of coordinate-based frame layout, moving between the frames can be conveniently done from the keyboard. As in PWM, the frames may have multiple clients attached. The author notes that programs with more than one window per document may become practically unusable under Ion. Terminal programs should work better than before, however. Other features include a general purpose line editor (called minibuffer in many text editors) and tab-completion in certain queries. Ion also has support for extensions (that are not wanted in the core source) as loadable modules.

Documentation

User FAQ available in HTML format from http://modeemi.fi/~tuomov/ion/faq.html

"IRC irc://irc.freenode.net/ion " IRC Help channel
irc://irc.freenode.net/ion
"IRC irc://irc.freenode.net/ion " IRC development channel
irc://irc.freenode.net/ion

Related Projects


Download

Download External-link-icon.png version 20040729 (stable)
released on 29 July 2004

Categories




Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
ClarifiedArtisticJanet Casey8 July 2002



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
"Email tuomov@cc.tut.fi" Tuomo Valkonen Maintainer


Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support Mailing List Info/Archive http://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/ion-general


Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build GNU make

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 16 May 2005.



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