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Text-mode window environment

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 0.6.2 (stable)
released on 24 February 2012

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv2Janet Casey14 March 2002

Leaders and contributors

Massimiliano Ghilardi Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Software prerequisites

Weak prerequisitencurses-devel
Required to buildbash
Required to buildGNU make
Weak prerequisitezlib-devel
Weak prerequisiteX11-devel
Weak prerequisitegpm-devel

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 9 January 2017.


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