programming WM problems

Corbin Simpson mostawesomedude at
Wed Jun 1 15:45:09 PDT 2011


Why are you writing a new WM?

~ C.

On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 11:36 AM, pauline martin <321eniluap at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to create a window manager that uses xcb and as few other
> dependencies as possible.  I do know that I could use toolkits but I want it
> to be as independent of other projects as possible.  The only dependency I
> really want included is the X-server and libraries to interact with it, like
> xcb.  I do not intend to include any icon-capabilities at the moment, just
> barely enough so that panels (like tint2 and fbpanel) can get the names of
> the windows.
> I consider it to be in pre-alpha development, I hope to make it is standards
> compliant as possible and to include virtual desktops.  However, my primary
> concern at the moment is getting it to retrieve and hand off the names of
> the windows to the panels.  I have looked at the examples and tutorials
> available on the site.  Also, I have read over the deprecated xcbwm
> code, I am still confused on how to implement this feature best.  I have
> also attempted reading through the only window manager's code in C (the
> language I am using) that uses xcb (the window manager awesome) but I can
> not get it to work.  You can find the last working source on sourceforge at:
> Thank you for all your help.  :)
> Pauline123
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