dynamic window manager


dwm is a dynamic window manager for X11.


As founder and main developer of wmii I came to the conclusion that wmii is too clunky for my needs. I don't need so many funky features and all this hype about remote control through a 9P service, I only want to manage my windows in a simple, but dynamic way. wmii never got finished because I listened to users, who proposed arbitrary ideas I considered useful. This resulted in an extreme CADT development model, which was a mistake. Thus the philosophy of dwm is simply to fit my needs (maybe yours as well). That's it.

Differences to ion, larswm, and wmii

In contrast to ion, larswm, and wmii, dwm is much smaller, faster and simpler.



dwm is actively developed in parallel to wmii. You can browse its source code repository or get a copy using Mercurial with following command:

hg clone http://10kloc.org/cgi-bin/hgwebdir.cgi/dwm



You can purchase this tricot if you like dwm and the dwm logo, which has been designed by Anselm.

--Anselm (20060714)