Projects / FVWM-Crystal


FVWM-Crystal aims to create an easy to use, pretty, but also powerful desktop environment for Linux or other Unix-like operating systems. It uses the following programs: FVWM as a window manager and "main core"; different ways to provide icons on the desktop including support for many file managers and custom commands; xterm, aterm, mrxvt, or urxvt as terminal emulators; MPD or XMMS2 as music players (there's built-in support for controlling these programs), and several other tools for different functions, like setting a wallpaper or taking screenshots.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  22 Feb 2014 05:12

    Release Notes: This release provides two new recipes for laptops with ACPI support and some bugfixes. A few glitches in the LapLeft and LapRight recipes was fixed. Alpha transparency of stalonetray was fixed. A longer delay is provided before bringing the nested Xephyr sessions into full screen. A Debian patch was applied, moving the battery checks from the /dev API to /sys. Stalonetray was fixed with one icon width in the LapLeft and LapRight recipes.

    •  22 Jul 2013 17:07

      Release Notes: A new screen resolution menu into the main Crystal menu. Introduction of a form for user feedback via the About dialog. Fixes for the recipe reload without restart. A fix for a double applications menu after its regeneration. A fix for disappearing tray icons at recipe change.

      •  13 Jul 2013 23:55

        Release Notes: This release adds transmission support in the application menu. It adds mount/umount support in the FVWM-Crystal desktop manager, which is a most wanted feature for a desktop manager. It provides the following functions: mount/umount support for partitions using the user(s) key in /etc/fstab; pmount support for mounting/unmounting removable USB and Firewire devices; and pmount-gui support.

        •  23 Jun 2013 10:10

          Release Notes: This is a distribution improvement release. The only changes are that Python shebangs have been reverted to Python2, which makes the Python scripts compatible with Python2 >= 2.5 (tested with python-2.5, 2.6, and 2.7), and the Copying file is no longer installed, making it easier for GNU/Linux distributions to package Fvwm-Crystal.

          •  18 Jun 2013 21:24

            Release Notes: This is bugfix release addresses a possible cursor freeze with the toggle mute and/or pause function. A new toggle mute only function has been added as well, with the Ctrl + XF86AudioMute key binding.


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