PLWM is a Python package, containing classes suitable for implementing a window manager. PLWM is also a window manager, using the PLWM package.
What's New in This Release:
· This is mostly a bug fix release, to get the latest set of fixes out the door.
· Distutils is now used to build and install plwm.
· We now require Python 2.0 or later. Python 1.5 is no longer supported.
Mike Meyer (email@example.com) is now administering PLWM.
New mixin: mixer.py.
· This is a new mixin for controlling the audio mixer. Currently, it only supports "rexima", but it should be easy to extend to "aumix" etc.
Menu screen mixin is now configurable.
· The menu screen mixin has been extended to use menu_font, menu_foreground, menu_background, menu_bordercolor, and menu_borderwidth when it draws menus on the screen. The default is 9x15Bold, black, white, black and 3. menu_seconds is the number of seconds the menu will be onscreen before it vanishes of it's own accord. The default value is 0, which means to stay until a selection is made or the menu is cancelled.
Message screen mixin is now configurable.
· The message screen mixin can now be configured with message_font, message_foreground, message_background, message_bordercolor and message_borderwidth. message_seconds controls how long the message is displayed for, with a default value of 5 seconds.
Screen.system now allows i/o redirection.
· The Screen.system method now takes an extra argument, redirect. This argument should either be a single integer between 0 and 2 inclusive, or a tuple of such integers. These fd's are redirected to pipes, and the resulting pipes are returned as a three-tuple. Supplying redirect implies that the command will be run in the background.