Simple mouse-free tiling window manager
Ratpoison is a simple Window Manager with no fat library dependencies, no fancy graphics, no window decorations, and no flashy nonsense. It is largely modeled after GNU Screen which still is doing wonders in virtual terminal market.
The screen can be split into non-overlapping frames. All windows are kept maximized inside their frames to take full advantage of your precious screen real estate.
All interaction with the window manager is done through keystrokes. Ratpoison has a prefix map to minimize the key clobbering that cripples Emacs and other quality pieces of software.
DocumentationSee the info manual for more information.
- IRC general channel
released on 3 April 2017
OpenPGP signature URL: https://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/ratpoison/ratpoison-1.4.9.tar.xz.sig
git clone git://git.sv.nongnu.org/ratpoison.git
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12 November 2020
Leaders and contributors
|Shawn Betts||Original author and former maintainer. Sickened by the rat and the trend in window managers, he sat down one evening and pulled an all-nighter writing the first version of Ratpoison.|
|Jeremie Courreges-Anglas||Current maintainer.|
Resources and communication
|Bug Tracking,Developer,Help,Support||Mailing List Info/Archive||http://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/ratpoison-devel|
|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||https://git.savannah.nongnu.org/cgit/ratpoison.git|
|Required to build||X11 development libraries|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 12 November 2020.
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