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AfterStep

AfterStep is a Window Manager for X which started by emulating the NeXTSTEP look and feel, but which has been significantly altered according to the requests of various users. Many adepts will tell you that NeXTSTEP is not only the most visually pleasant interface, but also one of the most functional and intuitive out there. AfterStep aims to incorporate the advantages of the NeXTSTEP interface, and add additional useful features.

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  •  18 Jan 2011 21:06

    Release Notes: This release features two new options, WarpPointer for feels and SkipPager for the database. It also contains several bugfixes.

    •  08 Jul 2009 18:21

      Release Notes: This release includes many bugfixes and a couple of enhancements. Menu Mini Pixmaps will no longer be loaded if MenuMiniPixmaps is set 0 in look. WinTabs is now capable of grouping similarly named tabs together to eliminated repeating patterns. See GroupTabs and GroupNameSeparator options.

      •  17 Mar 2008 20:42

        Release Notes: Major bugfixes include a fix for a nasty ASDocGen recursion bug that caused some problems on BSD. There is new functionality to support rendering script outputs via ascompose, and various enhancements to a large number of core and supplemental features.

        •  27 Aug 2007 18:44

          Release Notes: This is a major bugfix release including a fix for a fairly elusive memory leak.

          •  21 May 2007 21:24

            Release Notes: This is mostly a bugfix release, but added features include new configuration options related to Winlist and Balloons.

            Recent comments

            02 Apr 2007 23:55 mdnava

            Re: The best wm i ever seen ...

            > AfterStep was the 1st wm i have used,
            > after that, testing of others take me
            > only 2-3 hours before reverting to AS

            It was the last I tried on Linux, but the one I remember having the best experience with.

            Mel

            21 Nov 2006 08:28 vaevictus

            Re: AS


            > Yknow, I used to be a DIEHARD AfterStep

            > user.. its lightweight, modular design,

            > along with pleasing visual capability

            > and intuitive functionality was

            > wonderful.. it seems to have fallen a

            > bit from the days I used it..

            > development seems to have slowed down

            > from where it used to be, which is a

            > shame.. ::shrug::i use E-DR16 now, and

            > theres basically no going back from that

            > =)

            There was a large period of time (just over a year) during which the 2.x series was being developed outside of the stable 1.8 series... which some people misinterpreted as "slow development" or project abandonment. I'll refrain from commenting on which direction E17 is from E16. :D

            Regardless... progress has not slowed. Quite the opposite. Enjoy.

            18 Aug 2004 12:29 colinsteph

            The best wm i ever seen ...
            AfterStep was the 1st wm i have used, after that, testing of others take me only 2-3 hours before reverting to AS :-)

            Many thanks Sasha and keep the good work ...

            A++

            04 Feb 2001 21:25 ishamae1

            Re: AS

            > Yknow, I used to be a DIEHARD AfterStep
            > user.. its lightweight, modular design,
            > along with pleasing visual capability
            > and intuitive functionality was
            > wonderful.. it seems to have fallen a
            > bit from the days I used it..
            > development seems to have slowed down
            > from where it used to be, which is a
            > shame.. ::shrug::i use E-DR16 now, and
            > theres basically no going back from that
            > =)


            Far from it. AfterStep development is as strong
            as ever, with quite a lot of cvs activity every day.

            08 Feb 2000 14:24 zaharazod

            AS
            Yknow, I used to be a DIEHARD AfterStep user.. its lightweight, modular design, along with pleasing visual capability and intuitive functionality was wonderful.. it seems to have fallen a bit from the days I used it.. development seems to have slowed down from where it used to be, which is a shame.. ::shrug::

            i use E-DR16 now, and theres basically no going back from that =)

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