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Amiwm

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Amiwm
Developer(s)Marcus Comstedt
Stable release
0.21pl2 / July 20, 2010
TypeWindow manager
LicenseSource code available
Websitehttp://www.lysator.liu.se/~marcus/amiwm.html

In computing, the AMIga Window Manager (amiwm) is a stacking window manager for the X Window System written by Marcus Comstedt.[1]

The window manager emulates the Amiga Workbench and includes support for multiple virtual screens like the AmigaOS, but doesn´t offer more functionality than standard Workbench.[2] By the words of its author, "the purpose of amiwm is to make life more pleasant for Amiga-freaks like myself who has/wants to use UNIX workstations once in a while".[3] AmiWM was not updated for years since the 1998 release, yet Linux Format magazine rated it as fast and reliable in 2007.[4] Although Marcus Comstedt included new features like support for AmigaOS 3.5 icons during internal development,[5] new version was not released until 2010.[6]

Features

Features of the amiwm window manager include:

  • Supports iconification of running tasks
  • Window borders
  • Window titlebars
  • Titlebar buttons for menu, minimize, maximize, and close
  • Desktop shortcuts

References

  1. ^ Proffitt, Brian (October 4, 2000). "From the Desktop: Amiga, We Hardly Knew Ye, Looking at AmiWM". Linux Planet. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  2. ^ Livermore, Chris (Christmas 1997). "NetBSD". Amiga Format. No. 105. Future Publishing. p. 87. ISSN 0957-4867.
  3. ^ "amiwm". July 20, 2010. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  4. ^ Saunders, Mike (April 2007). "Skins alive! Old-school skin: Amiga Workbench". Linux Format. No. 91. Future plc. p. 58. ISSN 1470-4234.
  5. ^ Proffitt, Brian (October 4, 2000). "From the Desktop: Amiga, We Hardly Knew Ye - page 2, Looking at AmiWM". Linux Planet. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  6. ^ "amiwm". March 15, 1998. Archived from the original on March 13, 2010. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
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