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Programming a window manager?

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fyhuang    253
Hello, So I'm looking to try to program a window manager/desktop thing. Just for the learning experience. I've been looking at some simple ones (like twm and stuff), but are there any online resources dedicated to this topic (or at least minimally discussing it) that you guys could recommend? If you care to give me any ideas, that would be good too [smile]. Thanks in advance!

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Winograd    380
Sorry, I really don't know any resources for beginners. But here's one wm you should probably check out: aewm . WM has about 1500 lines of c code. And then if you're fan of oop and/or python there's plwm , wm written in python. Or actually IIRC it's a lib of some sort that makes it "easy" to write a wm. Full implementation (not just the lib) seems to ship with the sources.

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