WMII 2 11

A dynamic window manager for X11

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LICENSE TYPE:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
USER RATING:
3.2/5 20
DEVELOPED BY:
Anselm R. Garbe
HOMEPAGE:
wmii.suckless.org
CATEGORY:
ROOT \ Desktop Environment \ Window Managers
3 WMII 2 Screenshots:
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WMII is the next generation of wmi. WMII 2 project is a dynamic window manager for X11, which is highly customizable and usable with keyboard and mouse. It supports conventional, tabbed and tiled window management with low memory usage and a vi-alike user interaction.

Due to a complete rewrite it is highly modularized and uses a new configuration and inter-process communication interface which is oriented on the 9p protocol of the plan9 operating system.

Here are some key features of "WMII":

General

- xinerama/multihead support (not yet implemented)

Window management

- tabbed window management
- tiled window management
- conventional window management
- customizable snap-to-border feature

Input devices

- full keyboard control
- improved mouse control

Configuration

- IXP configuration interface
- remote configuration
- session support (through configuration)

Tools

Official utilities (included in wmii)

- wmiiwm? (core window manager)
- wmimenu? (generic menu)
- wmibar? (generic bar)
- wmir (wmi remote configuration/shell tool)
- wmikeys? (the shortcut handler)
- wmifs? (virtual master file system server)
- wmiplumb? (plumbing tool)
- wmiwarp? (pointer warping tool)

Contributed Tools

- Szs3rd (the thing to show system, mail, player and other informations... BSD compatible in a few days!)
- wmizer (configuration tool)
- status-rssw (Gmail Inbox checker status text presentation & other wmii things)
- plumbrb (Plumbing handler with regex support)

Rendering

- cairo rendering backend
- Xlib rendering backend
- style support
- antialiased fonts (cairo rendering backend only)

Compliance

- POSIX compliance (poorly several GNU libs are not)
- ICCCM compliance
- partly NETWM compliance (without KDE-/Gnome-only crap)

Last updated on November 27th, 2009

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