Ion

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Ion

http://modeemi.fi/~tuomov/ion/
Keyboard-friendly user interface

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

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

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Licensing

License

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Notes

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Janet Casey

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8 July 2002




Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Tuomo Valkonen Maintainer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportMailing List Info/Archivehttp://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/ion-general
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/ion
Python (Ref)https://pypi.org/project/Ion
Ruby (Ref)https://rubygems.org/gems/ion
Perl (Ref)https://metacpan.org/release/Ion


Software prerequisites

KindDescription
Required to buildGNU make

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 20 April 2018.



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