What's that all about ?Wumwum is a window manager manager. It manages window managers so that they place your windows automatically the way a tile-based window manager (ion or awesome) would do it. This way you get the nice graphics of modern window managers and the efficiency of keyboard driven tiling-based managers. Moreover you can still use all features of the underlying manager and you keep all your keyboard shortcuts and behaviour when switching from one manager to the other. This video gives a quick overview of wumwum's features.
After one whole year, Wumwum 0.9 is out! Due to some severe wrist injury I have been prevented from coding for some time.
As usual you can get the changelog here. This release introduces many changes in wumwum. It is now faster and more stable. We don't rely on X11::Protocol anymore. If all goes well, version 1.0 will be released soon.
- Hey it's done in perl !
not completely anymore. for better interface with X we use bits of C code.
- How does that work ?
you heard of ewmh and wmctrl right ?
- Is it fast ?
why not see the (old)video ?
- Does it work with all window managers ?
no, see the (outdated) status page
- Where is the config file ?
there is no config file as of now. You need to edit the script or best give command line arguments.
- Do I need to install something ?
yes. you need wmctrl, xprop and two libraries : libx11 and libaosd
- Does it work with multihead ?
- Where do I get it ?
No. I think this feature could be easily added but I don't have a multihead setup to test it myself. If you want multihead support, contact me.
You can go back at the main project page. Archlinux users can find wumwum (the new release should be accessible very soon) in the Arch User Repository.