Zeta Desktop Environment (ZDE) is an X11 window manager and tools with enhanced usability and features for developers and advanced users.
Some of its current sub-projects include imp, a library of core functions such as linked lists, zwl, a simple widget toolkit and light X11 wrapper, and zimwm, the window manager.
zimwm is the window manager of the zde project. Planned features include vi and emacs style keybindings, a command-line interface with shell-like capabilities to control zimwm in real time, and dynamically-generated menus and thumbnails for iconified windows and the pager. This means using new technologies such as XRender, the Composite extension, cairo, and the freedesktop.org standards in order to provide the best possible experience.
Inspiration was obtained from (in no particular order) Ion, lwm,
Enlightenment DR16 and DR17, ratpoison, awm, waimea, ewm, failsafewm, heliwm,
jwm, mosquito, nwm, pawm, phluid, swm, uwm, wmii, pekwm, xswm, fluxbox,
openbox, any other box, sawfish, metacity, kwin, xfwm4, twm, icewm, and fvwm.
I tried really hard to like you guys, but you all fell short in at least one
critical area. But don't worry, I'm stealing some of your best ideas and
combining them with my own into zimwm.
What's New in This Release:
· This release adds support for virtual workspaces/desktops and loadable modules.