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PWM is a rather lightweight window manager that can have multiple client windows attached to a single frame. This feature helps keeping windows, especially the numerous xterms, organized.


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Release Notes: This is the first "stable" release of the new Ion2-based PWM2.

  •  27 Jan 2004 08:17

Release Notes: Portability and standards support were improved.

  •  20 Jan 2004 17:04

Release Notes: This version features minor bugfixes.

Release Notes: This is the first announcement of the reimplementation with Ion modules.

  •  28 May 2003 23:38

    Release Notes: The license was changed to an Artistic/GPL dual license.

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    20 Sep 2004 00:20 aviyag Thumbs up

    Re: Great Start
    still PWM was truly lightweight, no dependencies, no nothing.
    ION depends on lua needs much more "configuration effort".
    PWM2 depends on ion - which makes it even more
    What i had liked most on pwm was it's simplicity.
    PLEASE - make new releases of original PWM.
    (you can see it is still rather high rated on freshmeat...)

    28 Apr 2003 08:20 tuomov

    Re: Great Start

    > It's a shame that PWM's development was
    > abandoned.

    No, it was not abandoned. There hasn't been any new relases in quite a long time but lately there's been some work done on a new version. Have a look at the PWM web page for details.

    03 Dec 2002 03:57 aviyag Thumbs up

    Re: Great Start
    It's a shame that PWM's development was abandoned.
    I think that the new Ion is not as good as PWM.
    Today many of PWM's ideas are imlemented in new WM's,
    like fluxbox and pekwm.
    But the original one - could have been the best, if it was still
    under development + maintenance.... :(

    11 Feb 2000 06:03 starface

    Great Start
    I am impressed with the minimal size, stability, and functionality of pwm! After searching windowmanagers for months, I must say this one is keeping me the most happy right now. It has what I want most: Mod1 clicking anywhere in the client to move and resize, full keyboard support, and multi-window grouping. Only one problem have I spotted so far, if you try to do too much editing in the pwm.conf file you can get kinda screwed up. window borders and deco go all black/white ect.


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