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Window Maker

Window Maker is an X11 window manager designed to give additional integration support to the GNUstep Desktop Environment. In every way possible, it reproduces the elegant look and feel of the NeXTSTEP[tm] GUI. It is fast, feature rich, easy to configure, and easy to use. In addition, Window Maker works with GNOME and KDE, making it one of the most useful and universal window managers available.


Recent releases

  •  06 Jul 2005 10:48

    Release Notes: Support for X Input Methods was added. The hiding and unhiding animations were improved to be quicker and do less icon shuffling. gcc and libxft complilation issues were fixed.

    •  26 Oct 2004 07:09

      Release Notes: The alt-tab switching panel was improved and made themeable. netwm support was improved and some bugs were fixed.

      •  24 Oct 2004 06:16

        Release Notes: This version adds NetWM support, meaning it should work with GNOME 2.x and KDE 3.x. It also includes UTF-8 support, antialiased text support via Xft2, Xinerama support, enhanced Alt-Tab window switching, font configuration in WPrefs, and various bugfixes.

        •  21 Nov 2002 14:27

          Release Notes: An exploitable buffer overrun bug has been found in Window Maker recently. This release fixes the problem.

          •  02 Jul 2002 06:00

            Release Notes: This release includes a total of over 20 bugfixes, in addition to a few added features and some new translations. Several of the bugfixes solve problems that would cause Window Maker to crash under various conditions, and one fixes a potential buffer overflow.

            Recent comments

            17 Aug 2009 12:28 mu5k

            still better than everything else

            23 Mar 2006 11:41 mhinsch

            Does anybody know whether there is any significant development going on in WindowMaker recently?

            06 Oct 2002 04:40 uq1

            I've been using Windowmaker for the past 5 years and have to say that it is THE best Windowmanager I've found.

            Congratulations to the team for their efforts!

            20 Apr 2002 12:00 zcat

            Here is what I had to do for cygwin. I couldn't find any other help so if there is a better way please let me know...
            run configure as normal
            edit ./WINGs/wapplication.c to comment out line 39 - setlocale(LC_ALL, "");
            make install
            ln /usr/bin/cygpng10.lib /usr/bin/cygpng2.lib
            ( if you don't have cygpng10.lib then you'll want to install it. )
            Edit your script or whatever you use to start the window manager.

            14 Feb 2001 06:18 micampe

            0.64.0 ?
            Shouldn't 0.64.0 be called 0.63.2? In the homepage it is reported as "Mostly bugfixes, a few updated potfiles, a lot of i18n fixes, and other miscellaneous things"...


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