Re: [dev] wmpus - a new cross platform wm

From: Al Gest <>
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2011 18:28:10 +0100

I'm quite interested in the possibility of using its functionality on
Windows, but it seems to be bundled with a very suckfull license that
I tend to avoid like the plague.

On 30 September 2011 08:23, Andy Spencer <> wrote:
> Hello there,
> I would like to point out a project I've started on for *yet another*
> new window manager, called `wmpus' [1]. It's not actually a suckless
> project, but I thought some folks here might be interested nonetheless.
> The biggest feature is that it should be portable and work well with
> different windowing systems. Besides that, it should support a variety
> of window management modes, be easy to hack, and lay golden eggs.
> Until now, I've been focusing on getting it to actually manage windows,
> so many features are completely missing: There's currently no support
> for settings or configuration files, no statusbar, very minimal window
> decorations, lots of memory leaks, no `make install' rule, etc.
> That being said, here's what does work:
>  - Runs natively on X11 and MS Windows
>  - Tiling window management similar to acme or wmii. That is, rows,
>   columns, split/stack/max modes, multi-monitor support, limited
>   support for tags
>  - Support for some external statusbars such as dzen [2]
> Any feedback will be appreciated. It should be easy enough to build for
> X11 and there's a windows binary linked from the wiki for anyone brave
> enough to try it out.
> Thanks
> [1]
> [2]
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