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Oroborus

A minimalistic window manager

 
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Info about Oroborus


Oroborus basically is a really minimalistic window manager, which is about 75kb small on a PowerPC machine and about 63kb on an x86 machine. "Minimalistic" means that the Oroborus window manager doesn't provide some things other window managers provide. So you will need some external tools also provided by this project.

The main improvement with this is that you gain much flexibility.

Besides being small Oroborus has some features most other windows managers don't provide:

  • good default key bindings
  • windows are moveable by keyboard
  • highly configurable
  • xpm-themable
  • GNOME compatible
  • NET_WM compatible
  • sort of KDE compatible
  • and many, many more...

We suggest to use the following add-on tools we provide together with Oroborus:

  • KeyLaunch
    KeyLaunch is a small utility for binding commands to a hot key. It reads a configuration file in ~/.keylaunchrc. KeyLaunch uses Ctrl, Alt and Shift as modifier keys, the hotkey is up to the user.
  • DeskMenu
    DeskMenu is a root menu program which is activated by clicking the root window. It is configured from a .deskmenurc file in your home directory. DeskMenu is useful for window managers which do not provide a menu such as Oroborus.
  • DeskLaunch (well, we prefer GNOME)
    DeskLaunch is a small utility for creating desktop icons using pixmaps. A simple click will launch the desired application.
 

News

2010-02-15 New releases
dreamind
2005-07-01 New Themes
dreamind
2005-06-30 Still alive.
dreamind
2005-06-30 Arch
dreamind
2003-07-20 IRC
dreamind
2003-06-11 Renaming
dreamind
2003-06-06 Orobrus 2.1
dreamind
2003-06-02 Oroborus 2.0.13
dreamind
2003-05-05 Website outage
mhelas
2003-02-24 Mplayer & GNOME
dreamind
2003-02-24 Changed the CSS
mhelas
2003-02-24 CVS / Imprint
dreamind
2003-02-23 Relaunch 2nd.
dreamind
2003-02-23 Homepage Relaunch
mhelas
2003-02-20 Oroborus 2.0.12
dreamind


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