./wm/musca, Simple dynamic window manager for X

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Branch: pkgsrc-2010Q3, Version: 0.9.24nb1, Package name: musca-0.9.24nb1, Maintainer: pkgsrc-users

A simple dynamic window manager for X, with features nicked from
ratpoison and dwm:

* Musca operates as a tiling window manager by default. It uses
manual tiling, which means the user determines how the screen is
divided into non-overlapping frames, with no restrictions on
layout. Application windows always fill their assigned frame,
with the exception of transient windows and popup dialog boxes
which float above their parent application at the appropriate
size. Once visible, applications do not change frames unless
so instructed.
* Since not all applications suit tiling, a more traditional
stacking window manager mode is also available, allowing windows
to float at any screen location and overlap.
* There are no built in status bars, panels, tabs or window
decorations to take up screen real estate. If the user wants
any of these things, there are plenty of external applications
available to do the job. Window decoration is limited to a
slender border, which is coloured to indicate keyboard focus.
* Windows are placed in named groups which can be used in a
similar fashion to virtual desktops. Groups can be added and
removed on the fly, and each group has its own frame layout.
* The excellent dmenu utility is used to execute commands and
launch applications, and it can also act as a window and group
switcher. Basic EWMH support allows use of common panels, pagers
and wmctrl.
* Windows and frames are navigated and focused on any mouse button
click, including rolling the wheel, or alternatively driven
entirely by the keyboard. Simple key combinations exist for
window switching, group switching, frame control and screen
* Frames can be dedicated to a single application window, preventing
new windows usurping said frame. One frame per group can also
be flagged as a catch-all so that all new application windows
open there. The frame border colour changes to reflect these
* Musca has multi-screen support out of the box, and will
automatically create groups for every available screen.

Required to build:
[x11/xproto] [pkgtools/x11-links]

Master sites:

SHA1: a74d27a352b76dccf09792a00e50ba3c05b9929b
RMD160: 599e6539455b94d05a48485ad28f4b28ca7d73e1
Filesize: 79.307 KB

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