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System Name: xwem
Name: XEmacs Window Manager
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XWEM is an attempt to built ideal desktop. It is not a secret that Emacs is most powerfull environ one has used, but it leaks some real integration to desktop because it can't have control over every thing. XWEM will try to break this barrier.

Registration Date: Sun 25 May 2003 08:29:56 PM UTC
License: GNU General Public License v2 or later
Development Status: 3 - Alpha


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New functionality added
     posted by lg, Mon 25 Aug 2003 05:11:59 AM UTC

Recently a commited changes to xwem and xlib, new functionality was added:

  • Window exepectances - XWEM's window can wait for certain client to manage it.
  • Tabbing - Modern stuff.
  • Embedded frames - Frame can be handled as client.
  • SBS Splits - Another way to create frames.
  • Freams linkaging - You may create group of frames.
  • KBD macros recording/playing - Make your work efficiently.
  • Requests sequencing (xlib) - Now you know for which request event or error arrived.
system tray support added.
     posted by lg, Mon 07 Jul 2003 02:59:00 PM UTC

I've just done system tray support in xwem. It uses extended XEMBED protocol which allows any dock in tray to run Emacs Lisp. xwem-minibuffer is used as system tray, so screen does not lost any area. I also included few examples in C, which shows you how to use xwem-tray. They taken from matchbox project and moddified a little. There is screenshot of it -

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