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Lightweight window manager for X11

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.freenode.net/wmi irc:irc.freenode.net/wmi] " IRC Help channel
[irc:irc.freenode.net/wmi irc:irc.freenode.net/wmi]

"IRC [irc:irc.freenode.net/wmi irc:irc.freenode.net/wmi] " IRC development channel
[irc:irc.freenode.net/wmi irc:irc.freenode.net/wmi]


Download version 3.10b1: (stable)
released on 18 April 2015


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X11Janet Casey23 September 2004

Leaders and contributors

Anselm R. Garbe Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
HelpMailing List Info/Archivehttp://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/wmi-announce
Bug TrackingMailing List Info/Archivehttp://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/wmi-bugs
DeveloperMailing List Info/Archivehttp://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/wmi-devel

Software prerequisites

Weak prerequisitelibcairo
Required to useautomake 1.5 or later
Required to useautoconf 2.5 or later
Required to usegcc-2.95 or later
Required to useX11R6 with Xlib and X headers
Required to useSTL library and headers

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 4 January 2017.


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