xfwm4 - latest news

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at xfce.org
Fri Apr 26 18:05:31 CEST 2002

Hi all,

I think I'll make the latest developpments of xfwm4 available soon.

So far, what does it do for the price :

- It's a GTK+-2.0 based WM. For example, the default colors are taken
directly from gtkrc-2.0
- It's supports both GNOME and freedesktop.org standards. I'm currently
running Xfce, GNOME and KDE panel all at the same time
- It's fully themable (I've made a Redmond theme, for Windows lovers)
- It's quite fast, at least on my laptop, PIII 1.1GHz ;-p
- It's usable, and seems pretty stable. I've switched both at home and
at work and I did not encounter any crash yet.

What needs to be done :

* Implement freedesktop.org standards                     ** DONE **
* Add new buttons for menu and stick/unstick
* Implement window menu                                   ** PARTIAL **
* Implement xsettings
* Implement session management
* Reimplement Xinerama support
* Implement autoraise window using GTK timeout            ** DONE **
* Make transient windows stay stacked above their parents ** DONE **
* Implement GTK event loop                                ** DONE **
* Implement GTK menus                                     ** DONE **
* Bugfix on MapRequest (quick mapping/unmapping test)     ** DONE **

Olivier               <fourdan at xfce.org>            http://www.xfce.org
XFce is a lightweight  desktop  environment  for  various *NIX systems.
Designed for productivity,  it loads  and  executes  applications fast,
while conserving  system resources. XFce is all free software, released
under GNU General Public License.    Available from http://www.xfce.org

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