Fluxspace seeks to add advanced desktop functionality to pure window managers, like Fluxbox. The approach is to leverage existing tools, like Rox Filer and Idesk, with a flexible and modular Python API. Existing modules support desktop icons, panels, dockapp startup and swapping, and wallpaper management. Current features allow each workspace to have its own unique panel, icons, wallpaper, and running applets. Creating new Python modules is easy.
FluxBat is an ACPI based battery monitor for the fluxbox window manager. It includes two parts: a daemon process that runs the update script and the update script itself. The whole software contains only about 100 lines of code and is easy to use by including only one line in the menu configuration file of fluxbox.
WnDO (formerly Fbdo) is a small suite of complementary tools for adding behavioral extensions to Gnome, Xfce, Fluxbox, and other window managers. WnDO offers a plugin platform for tweaking the desktop environment. It focuses on modifying behavior, rather than adding desktop widgets. It has minimal dependencies, other than Python. Included modules handle window alignment, simple window tiling, process management, wallpaper management, and custom keyboard shortcuts. Wallpaper management capabilities include per-workspace and randomly-selected wallpaper. It performs its own key grabbing in order to avoid interaction and conflict with the equivalent window manager facility. It requires CmDO.