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WMI is a new lightweight window manager for X11, which attempts to combine the best features of LarsWM, Ion, evilwm and ratpoison into one window manager. Its features include:

-no dependencies except Xlib and C++ STL
-multihead support (not tested/experimental)
-virtual workspaces
-tabbed/tiled frames
-floating clients
-vi-alike input mode
-full keyboard control
-fully customizable (key) bindings
-mouse and theme support
-session management
-mini pager for statusbar
-remote tool (status text and action invocation)
-optional antialiased fonts support (Xft)

"IRC irc:// " IRC Help channel
"IRC irc:// " IRC development channel


Download version 10 (stable)
released on 3 October 2004


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X11Janet Casey23 September 2004

Leaders and contributors

Anselm R. Garbe Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Help Mailing List Info/Archive
Bug Tracking Mailing List Info/Archive
Developer Mailing List Info/Archive

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use autoconf 2.5 or later
Required to use gcc-2.95 or later
Required to use X11R6 with Xlib and X headers
Required to use STL library and headers
Weak prerequisite libcairo
Required to use automake 1.5 or later

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 July 2005.


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