Projects / Karmen


Karmen is an easy-to-use window manager for X. It is designed to "just work". There is no configuration file, and no library dependencies other than Xlib. The input focus model is click-to-focus.

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Recent releases

  •  29 Dec 2008 00:30

    Release Notes: Window buttons look nicer when pressed. The signal handling is now completely reliable using the "self-pipe" trick. The menu has been somewhat improved.

    •  25 May 2008 19:18

      Release Notes: This release fixes a bug that left a stale resize information window if the resized window was destroyed. It does not define a mouse cursor for the root window. People may want to do this themselves (e.g. left-handed).

      •  04 Sep 2007 22:15

        Release Notes: This release offers "smart" window placement and a stay-on-click menu, among other things.

        •  19 Aug 2007 15:51

          Release Notes: A new menu look is used. Repainting of widgets was optimized. The -display, -font, -help, and -version options were added. A long-standing bug that caused some windows not to be managed correctly when Karmen starts was fixed. Windows are allowed to be as small as 1x1 pixel. Text positioning in window titles and menus was improved.

          •  03 Apr 2007 19:22

            Release Notes: The "Lower" window button has been removed. The "Delete" window button has been moved to the right hand side.


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