sawfish-1.10

Introduction to sawfish

The sawfish package contains a window manager. This is useful for organizing and displaying windows where all window decorations are configurable and all user-interface policy is controlled through the extension language.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.5 platform.

Package Information

sawfish Dependencies

Required

rep-gtk-0.90.8.1 and Which-2.20

Recommended

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/sawfish

Installation of sawfish

Install sawfish by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --with-pango  &&
make

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Configuring sawfish

Configuration Information

Be sure to backup your current .xinitrc before proceeding.

cat >> ~/.xinitrc << "EOF"
exec sawfish
EOF

Contents

Installed Programs: sawfish, sawfish-about, sawfish-client, and sawfish-config
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directory: /usr/share/sawfish

Short Descriptions

sawfish

is the extensible window manager using a Lisp-based scripting language.

sawfish-about

is the sawfish about window.

sawfish-client

allows you to connect to a window manager process and evaluate arbitrary Lisp forms.

sawfish-config

is the sawfish configuration manager.

Last updated on 2014-02-22 15:06:53 +0000