MC's Journal

µWM — Another XCB-based Stacking Window Manager

Updated.

My window manager, mcwm, is not the only stacking window manager based on XCB after all. I found another stacking window manager that uses XCB: µWM.

Shortened list of features:

An impressive list. As you can see it's not quite as minimalist as mcwm: the executable is about ten times bigger and it includes lots more graphical features that are handled by external programs in mcwm.

I haven't even got it to build on FreeBSD. Too swamped with other things at the moment.

The author is Lutz Sammer, known for his work on Freecraft, the Warcraft II clone that turned into the Stratagus game engine.