Re: [dwm] dwm for win32

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 19:35:36 +0000

2008/11/18 <>:
> About an year ago there was a thread regarding a port of dwm to win32,
> but it has only been said, that some initial code was written. I did not
> find any code in the repository or elsewhere something about d4w; is
> there anything usable at the moment?

No, this project has been cancelled. I remember some links of two
other projects, one commercial one which aimed something similiar like
dwm on win32. But all projects I tried were disappointing and my own
attempts were embarrassing as well unfortunately. I'd rather wait for
Windows 7 to give it a retry at some point...

I ended up using dwm on Cygwin/X instead -- in root mode.

> In the meantime I rewrote dwm 5.2 as an AutoHotkey script. As it is a
> script it is more a rapid prototype than a sophisticated and speedy
> window management solution. It is no shell replacement, just
> administrating windows and resizing and moving them around. If you are
> interested, take a look at .
> If there
> is already a usable port of dwm, I would be glad to a wink at it.

I will give your script a try soon.

Kind regards,
Received on Tue Nov 18 2008 - 19:35:36 UTC

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