Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Jun 2009 13:23 UTC, submitted by Some guy from the internet
Window Managers Today, the second version of i3 has been released. It supports floating windows now, which is convenient for many popups, toolbar windows, etc. i3 aims to be an improved tiling window manager, mainly inspired by wmii. Similarily to other tiling window managers, the goal is to increase productivity by not having overlapping windows. In contrast to wmii, i3 was designed to work well with Xinerama and particular attention has been given to producing clean, readable, and hackable code. See the website for goals, downloads and documentation or go directly to the userguide for a quick introduction.
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Dynamic tiling WM's
by raboof on Sat 27th Jun 2009 02:53 UTC
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I find it surprising that there are many 'dynamic' tiling windowmanagers out there (i3, wmii, ratpoison, xmonad, larswm, dwm, probably missed some).

Personally, I love the 'static' tiling+tabbing approach as found in Ion: tiles do not resize or move around on their own, only if I want them to (there are keybindings for splitting/merging tiles).

One thing I miss is a good 'birds-eye' view of all the open windows - some kind of 'expose' for tabs would be awesome.

It strikes me as odd that so few window managers choose that route.

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