Sawfish 1.12.90


Sawfish Window Manager for X11

Sawfish is an extensible window manager using an Emacs Lisp-like scripting language–all window decorations are configurable, the basic idea is to have as much user-interface policy as possible controlled through the Lisp language.

Despite this extensibility its policy is currently very minimal compared to most window managers. Its aim is simply to manage windows in the most flexible and attractive manner possible. As such it does not implement desktop backgrounds, applications docks, or other things that may be achieved through separate applications.

All high-level wm functions are implemented in Lisp for future extensibility or redefinition. Currently this includes menus (using GTK+), interactive window moving and resizing, virtual desktop, iconification, focus/transient window policies, frame theme definitions and much more.

Also, most received events are exported to the Lisp environment through „key-bindings“ and hooks, similar to in Emacs. These events include pointer behaviour and many internal X11 events (enter/leave, focus-in/focus-out, map/unmap, etc..)

License: GNU GPL v2


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1.12.90 "Bolero"

   * Bug Fixes
        - Improved KDE integration.  Prevent Plasma and KRunner windows
          to be tiled.  [Christopher Bratusek]

   * Build and Installation
        - Make build reproducible [Bernhard M. Wiedemann]
             x allow overriding 'build-info' build time, hostname and
             x avoid recreating theme tarball for every single file (the
               old code was erroneously recreating theme tarballs for
               each file contained thus calling 'tar' over 200 times to
               create 8 tarballs)
             x make 'DOC' file reproducibly
             x other improvements to make builds reproducible

        - Explicitely check for 'rep' binary, not just 'librep-dev'.
          [Christopher Bratusek]

        - First check for 'libgtk2.0-dev' then for 'rep-gtk-dev'.
          [Christopher Bratusek]

        - Only create session file directories for GNOME 2, KDE 4 or KDE
          5 if actually requested by user.  [Christopher Bratusek]

        - 'distclean' target no longer utilizes
          debian/rules, no longer removes finalized RPM spec file or
          Gentoo ebuild.  [Christopher Bratusek]

   * Miscellaneous Changes
        - Various minor changes to the Makefiles, mostly replacing
          'gitlcean' target with 'distclean' target and adding '.PHONY'
          section.  Also move theme tarball creation into 'all' target,
          rather than 'install' target.  [Christopher Bratusek]

        - Move several modules from 'sawfish.wm.prg' into the Sawfish
          Extras package
             + 'diodon'
             + 'fehlstart'
             + 'idesk'
             + 'nm-applet'
             + 'pancake'

        - Filter out 'Trayer' in 'cabinet'.  [Christopher Bratusek]

        - Update Lumina integration.  [Christopher Bratusek]

        - Simplify Frame-Style README parsing.  [OpenBSD patch]

        - Update Japanese translation.  [Takeshi Hamasaki]