Sawfish

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Sawfish

https://sawfish.tuxfamily.org/
Window manager

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

AudienceResource typeURI
DebianDownloadhttp://apt.nanolx.org/pool/main/s/sawfish/
GuixHomepagehttps://www.gnu.org/software/guix/packages/s.html
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttps://github.com/SawfishWM/sawfish
DebianHomepagehttps://packages.debian.org/jessie/sawfish
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportMailing List Subscribehttps://listengine.tuxfamily.org/lists.tuxfamily.org/sawfish/
GentooHomepagehttps://packages.gentoo.org/packages/x11-wm/sawfish
DeveloperBug Trackinghttps://github.com/SawfishWM/sawfish/issues
NetBSDHomepagehttp://pkgsrc.se/wip/sawfish
WikiHomepagehttp://sawfish.wikia.com/
DeveloperDownloadhttps://github.com/SawfishWM/sawfish/releases
DeveloperDownloadhttps://download.tuxfamily.org/sawfish/


Software prerequisites

KindDescription
Required to buildGNU make
Required to buildimlib
Required to buildlibrep 0.13 or later
Required to buildrep-gtk 0.14 or later

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



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