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author Anselm R. Garbe <arg@10kloc.org>
date Wed, 30 Aug 2006 12:39:27 +0200
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garbeam@34 3 <title>dwm - dynamic window manager</title>
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garbeam@34 17 <center>
garbeam@35 18 <img src="dwm.png"/><br />
arg@118 19 <h3>dynamic window manager</h3>
garbeam@36 20 </center>
arg@118 21 <h3>Description</h3>
garbeam@34 22 <p>
garbeam@34 23 dwm is a dynamic window manager for X11.
garbeam@34 24 </p>
arg@222 25 <h4>Background</h4>
garbeam@47 26 <p>
garbeam@47 27 As founder and main developer of wmii I came to the conclusion that
garbeam@47 28 wmii is too clunky for my needs. I don't need so many funky features
garbeam@47 29 and all this hype about remote control through a 9P service, I only
garbeam@47 30 want to manage my windows in a simple, but dynamic way. wmii never got
garbeam@47 31 finished because I listened to users, who proposed arbitrary ideas I
garbeam@88 32 considered useful. This resulted in an extreme <a
garbeam@88 33 href="http://www.jwz.org/doc/cadt.html">CADT</a> development model,
garbeam@88 34 which was a mistake. Thus the philosophy of dwm is simply <i>to fit my
garbeam@88 35 needs</i> (maybe yours as well). That's it.
garbeam@47 36 </p>
garbeam@90 37 <h4>Differences to ion, larswm, and wmii</h4>
garbeam@34 38 <p>
garbeam@88 39 In contrast to ion, larswm, and wmii, dwm is much smaller, faster and simpler.
garbeam@34 40 </p>
garbeam@34 41 <ul>
garbeam@36 42 <li>
arg@205 43 dwm has no Lua integration, no 9P support, no editable
garbeam@88 44 tagbars, no shell-based configuration, no remote control, and comes
garbeam@88 45 without any additional tools like printing the selection or warping
garbeam@88 46 the mouse.
garbeam@36 47 </li>
garbeam@36 48 <li>
garbeam@36 49 dwm is only a single binary, it's source code is intended to never
garbeam@36 50 exceed 2000 SLOC.
garbeam@36 51 </li>
garbeam@36 52 <li>
garbeam@88 53 dwm is based on tagging and dynamic window management (however
garbeam@88 54 simpler than ion, wmii or larswm). It manages windows in
garbeam@88 55 tiling and floating modes. Either mode can be applied dynamically,
garbeam@88 56 depending on the application in use and the task performed.
garbeam@36 57 </li>
garbeam@36 58 <li>
arg@244 59 dwm doesn't distinguishes between layers, there is no floating or
garbeam@88 60 tiled layer. Wether the clients of currently selected tag are in
garbeam@88 61 tiled mode or not, you can re-arrange all clients on the fly.
garbeam@88 62 Popup- and fixed-size windows are treated floating, however.
garbeam@88 63 </li>
garbeam@88 64 <li>
garbeam@88 65 dwm is customized through editing its source code, that makes it
garbeam@88 66 extremely fast and secure - it does not process any input data
garbeam@88 67 which hasn't been known at compile time, except window title names
garbeam@88 68 and status text read from standard input. You don't have to learn
garbeam@88 69 Lua/sh/ruby or some weird configuration file format (like X
garbeam@88 70 resource files), beside C to customize it for your needs,
arg@155 71 you <b>only</b> have to learn C (at least editing header files).
garbeam@88 72 </li>
garbeam@88 73 <li>
garbeam@88 74 Because dwm is customized through editing its source code, it's
garbeam@88 75 pointless to make binary packages of it. This keeps its userbase
garbeam@88 76 small and elitist. No novices asking stupid questions.
garbeam@36 77 </li>
garbeam@36 78 <li>
garbeam@36 79 dwm uses 1-pixel borders to provide the maximum of screen real
garbeam@88 80 estate to clients. Small titlebars are only drawn in front of
garbeam@88 81 unfocused clients.
garbeam@36 82 </li>
garbeam@36 83 <li>
garbeam@88 84 dwm reads from standard input to print arbitrary status text (like
garbeam@88 85 the date, load, battery charge). That's much simpler than
garbeam@88 86 larsremote, wmiir and what not...
garbeam@58 87 </li>
garbeam@58 88 <li>
garbeam@90 89 It can be downloaded and distributed under the conditions
garbeam@96 90 of the <a href="http://10kloc.org/cgi-bin/hgwebdir.cgi/dwm?f=f10eb1139362;file=LICENSE;style=raw">MIT/X Consortium license</a>.
garbeam@36 91 </li>
arg@205 92 <li>
arg@205 93 Optionally you can install <b>dmenu</b> to extend dwm with a wmii-alike menu.
arg@205 94 </li>
garbeam@34 95 </ul>
garbeam@90 96 <h4>Links</h4>
garbeam@89 97 <ul>
garbeam@96 98 <li><a href="http://10kloc.org/cgi-bin/man/man2html?query=dwm">Man page</a></li>
arg@241 99 <li><a href="http://10kloc.org/shots/dwm-20060810a.png">Screenshot of tiled mode</a> (20060810)</li>
arg@241 100 <li><a href="http://10kloc.org/shots/dwm-20060810b.png">Screenshotof floating mode</a> (20060810)</li>
garbeam@96 101 <li><a href="http://10kloc.org/download/poster.ps">A4 poster (PostScript)</a></li>
arg@299 102 <li>Mailing List: <a href="http://10kloc.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/dwm">dwm at wmii dot de</a> <a href="http://10kloc.org/pipermail/dwm/">(Archives)</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.comp.window-managers.dwm">(GMANE Archive)</a></li>
garbeam@89 103 <li>IRC channel: <code>#dwm</code> at <code>irc.oftc.net</code></li>
garbeam@89 104 </ul>
arg@155 105 <h3>Download</h3>
arg@155 106 <ul>
arg@390 107 <li><a href="http://10kloc.org/download/dwm-1.2.tar.gz">dwm 1.2</a> (15kb) (20060830)</li>
arg@375 108 <li><a href="http://10kloc.org/download/dmenu-0.6.tar.gz">dmenu 0.6</a> (7kb) (20060828)</li>
arg@155 109 </ul>
arg@118 110 <h3>Development</h3>
garbeam@34 111 <p>
garbeam@96 112 dwm is actively developed in parallel to wmii. You can <a href="http://10kloc.org/cgi-bin/hgwebdir.cgi/dwm">browse</a> its source code repository or get a copy using <a href="http://www.selenic.com/mercurial/">Mercurial</a> with following command:
garbeam@34 113 </p>
garbeam@34 114 <p>
garbeam@96 115 <code>hg clone http://10kloc.org/cgi-bin/hgwebdir.cgi/dwm</code>
garbeam@34 116 </p>
arg@188 117 <p>
arg@188 118 <code>hg clone http://10kloc.org/cgi-bin/hgwebdir.cgi/dmenu</code>
arg@188 119 </p>
arg@118 120 <h3>Miscellaneous</h3>
garbeam@58 121 <p>
garbeam@58 122 You can purchase this <a href="https://www.spreadshirt.net/shop.php?op=article&article_id=3298632&view=403">tricot</a>
garbeam@78 123 if you like dwm and the dwm logo, which has been designed by Anselm.
garbeam@58 124 </p>
arg@169 125 <p><small>--Anselm</small></p>
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