Enhanced Motif Window Manager

EMWM is a fork of the Motif Window Manager with fixes and enhancements. The idea behind this is to provide compatibility with current xorg extensions and applications, without changing the way the window manager looks and behaves. This includes support for multi-monitor setups through Xinerama/Xrandr, UFT-8 support with Xft fonts, and overall better compatibility with software that requires Extended Window Manager Hints.

Additionally a couple of goodies are available in the separate utilities package: XmToolbox, a toolchest like application launcher, which reads it's multi-level menu structure from a simple plain-text file ~/.toolboxrc, and XmSm, a simple session manager that provides session configuration, locking and shutdown/suspend options.


Stable Release 1.2 (Jan 28 2024)

EMWM: emwm-src-1.2.tar.xz • Utilities: emwm-utils-src-1.2.tar.xz

You can support the author via Liberapay if you find the software useful.

See the included README file for build instructions. Everything is usually tested on FreeBSD and some sort of GNU/Linux. If you have a question that isn't answered in the FAQ or Manpages, feel free to contact me (Alex): mail@fastestcode.org

Notable changes in this release:

Complete release history: emwm-changes.txtutils-changes.txt

Additional Resources

⇒ Git repository and release archives are also available on sourceforge and github. Note however that I'm not using these platforms for any purpose other than archiving.


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