Linked by Ian MacGregor on Thu 3rd Dec 2009 20:40 UTC
Window Managers Window Maker is an X11 window manager originally designed to provide integration support for the GNUstep Desktop Environment. In every way possible, it reproduces the elegant look and feel of the NEXTSTEP user interface. It is fast, feature rich, easy to configure, and easy to use. It is also free software, with contributions being made by programmers from around the world.
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kawazu
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2005-12-11

Good article, nostalgia indeed. However, there are two things to make me wonder: Is it "still" progressive for being reminiscent of NeXT even given that NeXT used to be a "couple" of years ago by now, already, and given that there are technical successors to NeXT which are, well, "different"?

Adding to that: I wonder whether wmaker is still actively developed. Looking at the mercurial repository, the latest commits containing actual code seem to have happened 11 months ago...

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the_randymon Member since:
2005-07-06

I think it's not seen recent development because it all works, and they're not adding any new features! I first saw WM in 2001 and the only change I've noticed in newer versions has been anti-aliased fonts. But it all works, and in my experience it never crashes. Maybe it's like the core system of LaTeX where it hasn't evolved because it is mature to the point all the bugs have been worked out?

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