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Waimea is a fast and highly customizable virtual multiple desktop window manager. It has a very advanced style engine with features like Blackbox style support, pixmap style support, and transparent textures through the Xrender extension. Text can be rendered double buffered using both X core fonts and Xft fonts. Waimea also includes a fast lightweight menu system with dynamic menu support. The built-in action configuration system makes it the most configurable window manager available.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  06 Nov 2002 15:46

    Release Notes: This stable release includes significant improvements to the action system. Style engine has been updated to support pixmap and transparent textures. Text can now be rendered double buffered with transparency and shadow. Multiple screen and multiple desktop support has been added. The XINERAMA and RENDER extensions are now supported. KDE3 and GNOME2 support is now fully implemented.

    •  14 Oct 2002 06:22

      Release Notes: This release includes support for double buffered text rendering, lazy transparency, and multiple desktop support.

      •  10 Oct 2002 12:07

        Release Notes: This release adds support for delayed actions in action system, multiple screens, KDE3/GNOME2, dynamic menus, text shadows, border control for pixmap stretching, and regular expression matching for both window specific action lists and dockapp ordering.

        •  05 Jun 2002 20:39

          Release Notes: The font system has been rewritten and is now much more configurable. X core fonts can now be used, even when compiled with Xft support, and support for translucent Xft fonts has been added. This version also includes better transient window handling, and many bugfixes have been made.

          •  20 May 2002 09:32

            Release Notes: This release adds support for configurable titlebar buttons and better handling of transient windows. Many bugfixes have also been made.

            Recent comments

            07 Jun 2003 03:32 fredle

            indeed, I use waimea now since a week ago, and I find this the best wm ever!

            But how can I open some themes like in gnome (gtk)?
            so, I mean, not only the menu and border of programs, but the look of the programs to! (like scrollbar and all that stuf) is that posible?

            if yes, how?

            14 Oct 2002 22:55 nikonius

            Just what I have been looking for!!!
            A simple fast Windowmanager that I can customize.

            Everything i need and nothiing I don't want.

            30 Jul 2002 08:29 wolfman8k

            Very nice
            I think that this is the best window manager out there. Very light and fast but also with some nice advanced features.


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