The following message is a courtesy copy of an article
that has been posted to
comp.os.linux.announce,comp.windows.x.announce,comp.lang.scheme as well.
Scwm 0.99.6.1 is released.
(a bug-fix release over 0.99.6)
* What Scwm is:
Scwm is the Scheme Constraints Window Manager, a highly dynamic and
extensible window manager for the X Window System. Scwm embeds Guile
Scheme as the configuration and extension language, and includes a
sophisticated constraint solver for permitting the user to interactively
specify constraints among top-level window sizes and positions. Nearly
all decorations can be changed at run-time on a per-window basis.
Dynamic loading of C modules is supported. Scwm is self-documenting and
provides A powerful protocol for interacting with the window manager
from other processes.
* Primary Authors:
Greg J. Badros <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Maciej Stachowiak <email@example.com>
Other substantial contributors include:
Robert Bihlmeyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Todd Larason <email@example.com>,
Jeff Nichols <firstname.lastname@example.org>, and
Sam Steingold <email@example.com>.
Many more people have contributed bug reports, bug fixes, or smaller
changes; see AUTHORS and THANKS in the distribution.
* 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. The new list
firstname.lastname@example.org receives all scwm CVS commit messages.
You can subscribe to any of these at email@example.com by
sending a message with a body of "subscribe <list>" where <list> is
the name of the list you want.
* Where you can get it:
You can download the latest scwm source 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.
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. Guile 1.3.4 is
recommended because all testing by the developers is done against
that version, the latest stable release of Guile. Guile 1.2 is no longer
supported, but Guile-1.3 may still work with only minimal loss of
functionality (Guile-1.3.2 was buggy and should be avoided).
Various binary RPMs are available at (see below for RH6 install instructions):
Various source RPMs are available at:
and the scwm-icons distribution is available at:
See the NEWS file in the distribution for a complete list
of all that has changed since the previous version of Scwm.
RedHat6 Installation Notes:
INSTALLING BINARY RPMS
(e.g., these lines are for binary x86 RPMs -- Alpha RPMS are no longer up to
rpm -Uvh --nodeps guile-1.3.4-1gjb.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh guile-devel-1.3.4-1gjb.i386.rpm
rpm -ivh guile-gtk-0.17-1.i386.rpm GTL-0.3.1-2.i386.rpm
rpm -ivh scwm-icons-0.99.2-3.noarch.rpm # from the RPMS/noarch subdir of the
rpm -ivh scwm-0.99.6.1-1.i386.rpm
or just grab the right files from above into an empty directory and do:
rpm -Uvh --nodeps *.rpm
This should work with RedHat6 and RedHat6.1.
If you have problems, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.