Communicating with window managers through a JNI wrapper

Xavier Bestel xavier.bestel at
Thu Nov 8 03:10:47 PST 2007

On Thu, 2007-11-08 at 12:03 +0100, Matthias Käppler wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

Functionnality-wise it's what you need. Now just download it and look at
how it's implemented :)


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