|Description||Herbstluftwm is an innovative manual tiling window manager for X11.|
|Persons working on||The Compiler, Thorsten, Ypnos|
|Tags||window manager, open-source, software|
|Located at assembly||ICMP, CCC-CH|
Herbstluftwm is a manual tiling window manager for X11 using Xlib and Glib. Its main features can be described with:
- the layout is based on splitting frames into subframes which can be split again or can be filled with windows (similar to i3/ musca)
- tags (or workspaces or virtual desktops or …) can be added/removed at runtime. Each tag contains an own layout
- exactly one tag is viewed on each monitor. The tags are monitor independent (similar to xmonad)
- it is configured at runtime via ipc calls from herbstclient. So the configuration file is just a script which is run on startup. (similar to wmii/ musca)
See the 28C3 lightning talk.
Feel free to visit us, meet the core developers of herbstluftwm, and share your ideas!