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PLWM (The Pointless Window Manager) is a highly modularised window manager written in Python. It has no configuration files; instead, you combine Python classes to make the perfect window manager for yourself. This is not a window manager for non-programmers. The feature list includes point-to-focus and sloppy-focus, outline move, resizing, deiconifying, views (extremely powerful workspaces), and multihead support. PLWM is controlled completely from the keyboard.

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Recent releases

  •  06 Mar 2002 16:40

    Release Notes: New features include a general text window class useful for both menus and input boxes and a modewindow mixin to display the system load average. Some small, useful hacks have been collected in the new module, plwm.misc.

    •  12 Dec 2001 11:34

      Release Notes: New modules panes and menus were added. Together they allow PLWM to act like the fellow window manager ratpoison, giving a screen-like interface to X. A bunch of bugfixes (including a Python 2.1 incompitability fix), some new smaller features, and some internal redesign was added.

      •  06 Feb 2001 13:29

        Release Notes: This release includes completed documentation, a new inspect module allowing the internals of a running PLWM to be studied or modfied by an external client, event loop improvement, a fix for a timer event bug, cleaner mode window code, and key grabbing support.

        •  12 Jan 2001 19:49

          Release Notes: PLWM now works with Python 2.0, and xmodewin functionality has been moved from a separate application into plwm modules.

          •  08 Jan 2001 16:34

            Release Notes: The old plxlib module has been replaced by the Python X Library. PLWM is now written entirerly in Python, and should run on any platform with a Python intepreter.


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