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.
i3: Improved Tiling Window Manager
Submitted by Some guy from the internet 2009-06-26 Window Managers 6 Comments
As opposed to adding tiling as an option to existing window managers? I get why tiling can be a good idea at times, but I don’t see why you need a special window manager to handle it.