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Window Maker
Window manager for X Window System

Window Maker is a fully configurable window manager for the X window system. Its features include: --ICCCM compliant --support for GNOME, GNUstep, and KDE --localization support (over 11 locales) --support for Motif and OPEN LOOK window hints --supports dockapps and rudimentary session management --can change all preferences and menus on-the-fly without having to restart the window manager --built-in icon dithering with support for 4bpp and 8bpp displays --application Dock (similar to NEXTSTEP/MacOS X Dock) that can be configured using drag and drop --workspace Dock (aka Clip/Fiend) which is a workspace specific Dock extender --good functionality vs. resource consumption ratio --configurable by GUI- no need to hand edit config files --supports multiple workspaces ("virtual desptops")


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Download version 0.95.7 (stable)
released on 2 August 2015

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GPLv2orlaterarca022 September 2012

Leaders and contributors

Phillip Smith Contributor
Carlos Mafra Maintainer
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Agnieszka Czajkowska Contributor
Joao Prado Maia Contributor
Largo Contributor
Lars Willemsens; see also for a complete list Contributor

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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build X development libraries
Required to use X11
Weak prerequisite libjpeg
Required to use libProplist
Weak prerequisite libXpm
Required to use libjpeg. libpng
Weak prerequisite libungif
Required to use libXpm
Weak prerequisite GNU gettext
Required to build libproplist

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 27 April 2015.


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