Communicating with window managers through a JNI wrapper

Matthias Käppler m.kaeppler at
Thu Nov 8 03:03:07 PST 2007


2007/11/8, Xavier Bestel <xavier.bestel at>:
> On Thu, 2007-11-08 at 11:52 +0100, Matthias Käppler wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > we're developing a Java project that requires communication with the
> > operating system's window management in order to perform basic
> > operations on windows such as maximizing, minimizing, hiding and so
> > forth. This interface has already been implemented for the Win32 API,
> > and we are now targeting UNIX/Linux platforms running X11.
> Maybe you should look at libwnck. It was designed specifically for
> interacting with the WM IIRC.
>         Xav
Yes I also stumbled across libwnck, but it looked like a GNOME-only thing
and it advertises itself as a "library used for writing pagers and tasks
lists". Not sure if that is what we need. I also wasn't able to find any
documentation for it.
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