Re: [dwm] [idea] mwm - minimal/minimun/monocle window manager

From: Rickard Gustafsson <>
Date: Thu, 14 May 2009 21:17:19 +0200

After trying the concept for about a week I find it very irritating as
soon as you have more than three clients. It works if all you do with
your computer is browsing and IRC. I think a better concept for a very
minimalistic window manager would be some thing like 2wm.

On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 2:56 PM, Leandro Chescotta
<> wrote:
> Some quick and dirty ideas for the name:
>  SWM like "Simple Window Manager" or "Suckless Window Manager"
>  SDWM "Stripped DWM" or "simple dynamic window manager"
>  FSWM "Full Screen Window Manager"
>  MOWM "MOnocle Window Manager"
>  XTWM "X Tiling Window Manager"
> -----Mensaje original-----
> De: [] En nombre de Rickard Gustafsson
> Enviado el: martes, 05 de mayo de 2009 07:51 p.m.
> Para: dwm mail list
> Asunto: Re: [dwm] [idea] mwm - minimal/minimun/monocle window manager
> I could not stop thinking of this concept since I read this post.
> Mostley because I have fooled around with ratpoison a bit the last
> weeks. So tonight I sat down and tried to realise some of the ideas
> with dwm-5.5 as foundation. It is almost only cut'n'paste from the
> source and removing some parts.
> I have kept mwfac because I think i maybe nice to have a layout where
> the screen is split into two sections (just realised I should have
> kept zoom() then). Floating layout is still there because I think it
> is nice to be able to handle floats and apps like gimp in a flexible
> fashion.
> Client numbering is a bit screwed up to. This because clients are
> added to the list of clients in a fifo fashion and I have not figured
> out how to change this behavior. Do I need to change booth attach and
> attachstack?
> And I hope I have not screwed up in some licensing manner.
> Here it is I some one would like to check it out.
> Regards
> Rickard Gustafsson
> On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 9:11 PM, Leandro Chescotta
> <> wrote:
>> minimal/minimum/monocle window manager, this come to my head today, when i
>> meet antiwm this is like dwm, but
>> with no tags, no bottom bar, no layouts, more like ratpoison, the thing is
>> that i tryed ratpoison and antiwm, and it lacks a couple of things, so, i
>> see that suckless have wmii, stripping down there is dwm, and why not a
>> smaller one like a suckless antiwm... mwm! :) this are the things i think
>> mwm need...
>> - no tags, only a "list" of opened windows, that you can cycle with one
>> keybinding or Alt+number
>> - no bottom bar, just the window list that you can show/hide
>> - no layouts, only a monocle-like one, and a floating "layer" for
>> mplayer/feh/gimp
>> - lol, an arch linux AUR package with the config.h ready to customize the
>> few font/colors/keybindings/apps
>> maybe this is not worthy, but i like the idea, maybe you too, maybe is like
>> getting dwm code and strip it down a little, only, maybe not...
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