IceWM, the venerable window manager, has finally seen a new release – IceWM 2.0.0. It seems development has been taken over by a new team.
Today looks like a fine day to turn a page of history and do some long overdue system upgrades. To begin, here is IceWM 2.0.0.
We have two major changes:
We remove support for the old and obsolete _WIN_PROTOCOL properties.
We add support for the Imlib2 image rendering engine as an alternative for the gdk-pixbuf-xlib rendering engine. The Imlib2 image rendering engine is now the default, but this can be set at configure time.
IceWM’s website has more information.
I am excited for this. I use IceWM, but I do find it has a number of kinda annoying bugs. Removing the dependency on GDK is also quite welcome.