./wm/9wm, 8 1/2-like Window Manager for X

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Branch: pkgsrc-2007Q3, Version: 1.1nb2, Package name: 9wm-1.1nb2, Maintainer: pkgsrc-users

9wm Version 1.1
Copyright 1994 David Hogan.

What is 9wm?

9wm is an X window manager which attempts to emulate the Plan 9 window
manager 8-1/2 as far as possible within the constraints imposed by X.
It provides a simple yet comfortable user interface, without garish
decorations or title-bars. Or icons. And it's click-to-type. This
will not appeal to everybody, but if you're not put off yet then read
on. (And don't knock it until you've tried it).

One major difference between 9wm and 8-1/2 is that the latter provides
windows of text with a typescript interface, and doesn't need to run a
separate program to emulate a terminal. 9wm, as an X window manager,
does require a separate program. For better 8-1/2 emulation, you should
obtain Matthew Farrow's "9term" program (ftp://ftp.cs.su.oz.au/matty/unicode),
version 1.6 or later (earlier versions don't cooperate with 9wm in
implementing "hold mode"). Of course, you can run xterm under 9wm as well.

Required to build:
[x11/xextproto] [pkgtools/x11-links] [pkgtools/xpkgwedge]

Master sites:

SHA1: 43a4e28a0665d54331d81d9691abae65927738ac
RMD160: d2daa96d1b8dec45d349e49406156629e4b2c50a
Filesize: 19.06 KB

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