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Window Maker, by Alfredo Kojima, is a window manager that emulates the NeXT interface, like AfterStep, but a cleaner approach has been taken instead of adding to Fvwm as AfterStep did.
Features of Window Maker include:
- Application dock, like AfterStep's Wharf, but with drag and drop support
- Pinnable menus
- Gradient rendered window decorations
- National language support
- Multiple workspaces
- XPM dithering
- Integrated support for GNUstep applications
- Graphical configuration tool
Here are some setups with screenshots. WindowMaker is configured through a number of files contained in a Window Maker directory, typically ~/gnustep/Library/WindowMaker, so the setups are provided in the form of a tar.gz package of the files from this directory that have been changed from the default.
- From email@example.com, added in June 1997: a screenshot (127k) and a package of configuration files. This is close to the default setting, with a couple of apps added to the dock.
- From firstname.lastname@example.org, added in May 1998: a 800x600 screenshot (76k) and a package of configuration files.
- From email@example.com, added in August 1998: 1024x768 screenshot (129k) and a package containing the theme used, including the background image.
See the Official Window Maker site for more information. There is also plenty of Window Maker information on all of these pages:
- Largo's Window Maker Page
- Window Maker Themes page at Freshmeat (transferred from themes.org)
- DHTML Window Maker Simulation
- Window Maker info
There are many small applications available which are designed to be dragged in the Dock. These include WMLoad and WMMon which are load meters like xload, WMRack, a fully functional CD Player, WMnet, a network monitor, and WMmail, an xbiff stype mail notifier. These, and many others, are also available from the The Dockapp Warehouse
Also of possible interest is neXtaw, a replacement library for the Athena (libXaw) widget set, written by the author of Window Maker.