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Twin is a text-mode window environment. It turns a text terminal into a X11-style display with window manager, terminal windows, and can also serve as display for remote applications. Each terminal window provides the functions of a text-mode GNU/Linux console. Twin runs on the GNU/Linux console, X11, libggi, and itself. It supports multiple simultaneous displays, and can attach/detach each display on the fly.


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Download version 0.5.1 (stable)
released on 19 June 2003

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GPLv2Janet Casey14 March 2002

Leaders and contributors

Massimiliano Ghilardi Maintainer

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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build GNU make
Weak prerequisite zlib-devel
Weak prerequisite X11-devel
Weak prerequisite gpm-devel
Weak prerequisite ncurses-devel
Required to build bash

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 June 2003.


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