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

From: Justin Pogue <>
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2011 13:02:13 -0500

Same here. I typically have to work in Windows with a spreadsheet, a
browser, and at least 2 ssh terminals to a sun box at any given time.
Tiling would be a godsend. I'll play around with it at home a little
bit before I venture so far as using it on my work machine though.

On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 12:28 PM, Al Gest <> wrote:
> 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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