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Sawfish

https://sawfish.tuxfamily.org/
Sawfish is an extensible window manager using an Emacs Lisp-like scripting language. All window decorations are configurable, the basic idea is to have as much user-interface policy as possible controlled through the Lisp language.

Despite this extensibility, its policy is currently very minimal compared to most window managers. Its aim is simply to manage windows in the most flexible and attractive manner possible. As such it does not implement desktop backgrounds, applications docks, or other things that may be achieved through separate applications.

All high-level wm functions are implemented in Lisp for future extensibility or redefinition. Currently this includes menus (using GTK+), interactive window moving and resizing, virtual desktop, iconification, focus/transient window policies, frame theme definitions and much more. Also, most received events are exported to the Lisp environment through key-bindings and hooks, similar to in Emacs. These events include pointer behavior and many internal X11 events (enter/leave, focus-in/focus-out, map/unmap, etc..)

Documentation

Programmer's manual available in HTML format from https://sawfish.tuxfamily.org/sawfish.html/index.html

To read the Info manual, execute the command info sawfish, or enter the Info mode within Emacs (`C-h i') and type g (sawfish) RET.

"IRC irc://irc.freenode.net/sawfish " IRC general channel
irc://irc.freenode.net/sawfish

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Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterMatt Kraai27 October 2000



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Christopher Bratusek Maintainer


Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Debian Download http://apt.nanolx.org/pool/main/s/sawfish/
Guix Homepage https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/packages/s.html
Developer VCS Repository Webview https://github.com/SawfishWM/sawfish
Debian Homepage https://packages.debian.org/jessie/sawfish
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support Mailing List Subscribe https://listengine.tuxfamily.org/lists.tuxfamily.org/sawfish/
Gentoo Homepage https://packages.gentoo.org/packages/x11-wm/sawfish
Developer Bug Tracking https://github.com/SawfishWM/sawfish/issues
NetBSD Homepage http://pkgsrc.se/wip/sawfish
Wiki Homepage http://sawfish.wikia.com/
Developer Download https://github.com/SawfishWM/sawfish/releases
Developer Download https://download.tuxfamily.org/sawfish/


Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build GNU make
Required to build imlib
Required to build librep 0.13 or later
Required to build rep-gtk 0.14 or later

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 January 2017.



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