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VSIDO Support => WM Designs and Discussions => Topic started by: PackRat on February 08, 2015, 05:13:03 PM

Title: mvwm - the Modern Virtual Window Manager
Post by: PackRat on February 08, 2015, 05:13:03 PM
Strictly speaking not a new window manager; a project to clean up the fvwm code. Available via git:  https://github.com/ThomasAdam/mvwm.git

Build from source by running the autogen.sh script, then:

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make
sudo make install

Has the default fvwm menu and aesthetic when first logging in:

(http://s17.postimg.org/xn4m67ngr/February_1423411097_1366x768.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/xn4m67ngr/)

like fvwm, configured manually - no gui frontends. Configuration is pretty much the same as fvwm, but modules are named Mvwm[module] as opposed to Fvwm[module]. So some quick search-and-replace on some of my old configuration files to get a basic setup:

(http://s17.postimg.org/ybdgp5m6j/February_1423414862_1366x768.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ybdgp5m6j/)

I've been using fvwm as a window manager since Redhat 6/Slackware 9 so I'm actually excited by this project. Apparently going to be some new features added so good luck to Thomas Adam and the crew.
Title: Re: mvwm - the Modern Virtual Window Manager
Post by: VastOne on February 08, 2015, 06:30:46 PM
^ Very nice!  Glad to see you getting excited about a WM... I know how difficult that is after testing so many for so long
Title: Re: mvwm - the Modern Virtual Window Manager
Post by: PackRat on February 08, 2015, 07:59:17 PM
Pretty smooth transition to get my old configs working -

(http://s10.postimg.org/xcv9had0l/February_1423433481_1366x768.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/xcv9had0l/)