Fvwm X-11 window manager, version 0.98 on sunsite

Fvwm X-11 window manager, version 0.98 on sunsite

Post by Robert Nati » Sat, 09 Oct 1993 06:46:26



Fvwm release 0.98 (source only) has been uploaded to sunsite,
as file /pub/Linux/Incoming/fvwm-0.98-source.tar.z .

Fvwm is a light-weight window manager which provides a simple virtual
desktop, a 3-D look for windows decorations, and color icons.

Memory consumption for Fvwm is about 1/2 to 2/3 that of twm.
Fvwm is targeted at machines with too little memory, at laptops
on which mouse usage may be awkward, and at users who prefer the appearance
of the Motif window manager to twm's appearance. All window manager functions
can be performed (conveniently) without a mouse.

A binary distribution should follow shortly.

In this release we have the following new features:

1. StickyIcons. You can have iconified windows follow you around
   the desktop if you want. Some people find this a convenient way
   to move windows around the desktop,
   (See the StickyIcons portion of the man page.)
2. Up to 4 user selectable locations for icon autoplacing.
   (See the IconBox section of the man page).
3. (Optional) window name labels in the Pager.
   (See PagerFont the man page).
3. (Optional) separate font for Icon labels.
   (See the IconFont part of the man page).
4. EdgeResistance. Users can add a short delay before
   scrolling to new pages (elimates unwanted/accidental movement
   around the desktop). Also, can make it easy to line windows
   up on screen edges. (See EdgeResistance in the man page).
5. Loads of bug fixes and code speed-ups.
6. There is a sample_configs directory where I'm collecting
   .fvwmrc files that may be of general interest. People
   should mail improvements to these files to me.

Important Bug Fixes:
1. Fixed some causes of crashes.
2. Improved Icon handling and auto-placement.
3. Big speedup in shaped window handling.
4. Improved title-bar button drawing for *y-tiny windows.
5. See the ChangeLog for more details

Note: If you want to use color icons, you will need to get the Xpm libraries:
 /pub/X11/contrib/xpm-3.2g.tar.Z for the Xpm library, or
 /pub/Linux/X11/libs, file libXpm32g.tar.z. for a pre-compiled shared
                       library of libXpm for Linux.
 /pub/X11/contrib/xpm1icons.tar.Z, sample icons
 /pub/X11/contrib/xpm2icons.tar.Z, more sample icons
 /pub/X11/contrib/xpm3icons.tar.Z, still more sample icons
 /pub/X11/contrib/ctwm-3.0.tar.Z, pull out the icons. ctwm has really nice
                        color icons.

Rob Nation

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1. fvwm-0.92 X-11 window manager placed on sunsite

Fvwm release 0.92 has been uploaded to sunsite again, as file
/pub/Linux/Incoming/fvwm-0.92.tar.z.

Fvwm is a light-weight window manager which provides a simple virtual
desktop and a 3-D look for windows decorations.

Memory consumption for Fvwm is about 1/2 to 1/3 that of twm.
Fvwm is targeted at machines with too little memory, and at laptops
on which mouse usage may be awkward. All window manager functions
can be performed (conveniently) without a mouse.

In this release we have the following new features:
1. 3D look for menus
2. 3D look for icon frames
3. Improved handling for shaped windows like oclock and xeyes. Since these
   extensions consume an extra 60Kbytes of memory by loading in portions
   of the LibXt shared library, they are not compiled in by default.

Bug Fixes:
1. Restart operation now works correctly
2. Several dialog box and pull-down menu bugs were fixed.

A Linux binary isincluded. To use it you will need libc-4.4.1, XFree-1.3.
Shaped window extensions are not included in the binary.

Rob Nation

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