Scwm 0.7 is released.
* What scwm is:
Scwm is the Scheme Configurable Window Manager. This is a highly
dynamic and extensible window manager for the X Window System (based
originally on fvwm2, but now much enhanced) with Guile Scheme as the
configuration/extension language. Nearly all decorations can be
changed at run-time or per-window, and eventually many decoration
styles and additional features will be supported through dynamically
loaded code. A powerful protocol is provided for interacting with the
window manager while it is running.
* Primary Authors:
Maciej Stachowiak <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Greg J. Badros <email@example.com>
* Where you can find more info:
Some information about scwm is available at:
There are also firstname.lastname@example.org and
email@example.com mailing lists for disscussion and
release announcements repsectively. You can subscribe to either at
* Where you can get it:
You can download the latest scwm package from:
There is also
which has a number of images for use with scwm as icons, textures,
buttons, etc. Some of these images are not available otherwise.
These packages can also be downloaded from the nightly snapshot FTP
site at ftp://huis-clos.mit.edu/pub/scwm, but use of the http
locations is reccomended.
You will also need to download and install the guile library. You can
get the latest release from:
or any archive that has GNU source packages available.
You can get the latest guile snapshot (likely to have more useful
features and generally work better) from:
The snapshots are officially alpha but they generally work pretty
* Here are highlights of what is new with the 0.7 release. There were
many changes; see the NEWS file in the distribution for more details.
* Input, timer, shutdown, error and other hooks.
* Improved fvwm-module support.
* Much improved error messages.
* The start of a texinfo manual.
* Improved color handling.
* Support for more information about the X server.
* Much improved scwm.el emacs interaction mode, and scwmexec and
scwmrepl external interaction programs
* Numerous bug fixes.