echinus is a lightweight window manager for X based on dwm's source code.
The echinus project features nice titlebars, multiple desktops, theming support, a simple configuration file, the ability to switch desktops with the mouse wheel, X bitmaps for title buttons, and true transparency support (through xcompmgr). There is no need to recompile or restart X to change its configuration.
You need X11 and Xft headers to compile echinus wm and the pkg-config tool.
Packages containing this stuff are probably named libx11-dev and libxft-dev
(note "-dev" suffix).
% make install
On new install:
% make installconfig
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What's New in This Release:
- This release brings a lot of changes, including new mouse handling code, stability fixes, and the ability to run without a configuration file.