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        http://fvwm-nightshade.github.com/Fvwm-Nightshade

        
Welcome to Fvwm-Nightshade! This project aims to be a lightweight but
feature rich and good looking configuration of Fvwm. It contains many 
useful things to make work and life easier with a flavour of a modern 
desktop. But it can be configure by your own. It is good documented and
shows you what is possible with this powerful window manager.


Featurelist of Fvwm-Nightshade 0.6.9:
=====================================
- Works with FVWM 2.6.5 but with full support of Xdg menus like in 
  CVS version
- Own user configuration directory ~/.fvwm-nightshade (can be used 
  parallel to existing Fvwm configuration)
- Own entry "Fvwm-Nightshade" in graphical login managers
- Config tool for base settings (Font, layouts, etc)
- 4 virtual desktop pages (at the moment)
- Taskbar to show running apps per page
- Three different layouts: Horizontal, Vertical and G2like

  - horizontal (top):
               Top
    +--------+        +--------+        +--------+
    |        |        |        |        |        |
    +--------+        +--------+        +--------+
    IconManager       Pager             Panel
  
  - vertical (top right):
    
    +--------+
    |        | Panel
    +--------+
    +--------+
    |        | Pager
    +--------+
    +--------+
    |        | IconManager
    +--------+
  
    Panel content in both with:
    - Menu
    - Systray (stalonetray)
    - cpu graph (conky)
    - date and time (conky)

  - G2like (top & bottom)
    Topbar
    +---+---+---------------------------------+----------+---------+---+
    |   |   |                                 |          |         |   |
    +---+---+---------------------------------+----------+---------+---+
    Menu Personal                             Systray    Date     Logout
       

    Bottombar
    +---+----------------------------------------------+---------------+
    |   |                                              |               |
    +---+----------------------------------------------+---------------+
    Desktop                                            Pager
        IconManager

- Lock desk & screensaver (xscreensaver)
- Personal menu via FvwmScript-PersonalMenu
- Background configurable with thumb browser (imagemagick and feh)
- Animation control of window moves
- Simple "Run" command with FvwmForm
- Some themes/decors (Clean, Ambience, Tribal, CrystalBall, FlatTab and Air). 
  Can be changed on the fly without restart
- Autostart possibility (starting apps while startup)
- A useful set of GUI tools to configure the global system (Gtk+, Qt, 
  mouse, keyboard, etc)
- Help messages for mouse and key bindings
- Dynamic menus
- Switching focus between windows with Alt / Shift-Alt-Tab
- Splash screen
- Print messages for needed apps for full config functionality in 
  .xsessions-error
- Governor-tool FvwmScript-CPU-Performance to handle cpufreq settings
- Create thumbs with mini icon and name for iconified applications 
  instead of their icon
- Build support for deb, rpm, Arch, Gentoo and local installation
- Localization support for German, French and Spanish
- Smart maximize windows - move and resize windows to the largest free 
  area of a desktop/page
- Own set of icons for menus and internal apps
- Own XDG applications menu with it's own directory files
- New fvwm-menu-desktop GUI with help windows
- Restart possibility for Conky clock and CPU applet in panel
- Support for hald, upower and systemd to FuncSuspend/FuncHibernate


Requirements:
=============
Required:        Fvwm >= 2.6.5, python-2.7, python-xdg, xterm, conky, 
                 xscreensaver, feh, imagemagick, librsvg2, xwd,
                 stalonetray, cpufrequtils*, gksu

Recommended:     gnomes network manager, Volume Icon

Useful:          fdpowermon, blueman-applet, pm-utils, LxApearance, 
                 qtconfig for qt3, qtconfig for qt4, xneurs
  
* unfortunatelly not usable in Arch at the moment. They have changed from
  cpufrequtils to cpupower but it's not supported at the moment 
  -> see issue #40 in the bugtracker.


Installation
============
For installation description see the INSTALL file.


Bugs and Feature requests
=========================
Fvwm-Nightshade is a young project. Bugs are possible. We try to avoid 
them but nobody is perfect ... So, if you find one or have ideas, submit
them under https://github.com/Fvwm-Nightshade/Fvwm-Nightshade/issues


Mailinglist
===========
There exist two mailing lists under
common:        https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!forum/fvwmnightshade
developing:    https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!forum/fvwmnightshade-workers

To post to this group, you have to do the following:

1. Register your email at google by clicking on the "Sign in" button 
   (upper right side).
2. After successful email verification login to your new account.
3. Go to 
   https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!forum/fvwmnightshade 
   and click on button "Apply to join group".
4. Fill out the join form and click on "Apply to this group" button.
5. After your request is approved you get an email from us.
6. Now you can send email to fvwmnightshade@googlegroups.com to post to 
   the mailing list.

To unsubscribe from this group, send email to 
<fvwmnightshade+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com>
or
<fvwmnightshade-workers+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com>


Enjoy our work and hopefully you love Fvwm-Nightshade as we do :-)


Team
====
Thomas Funk
Bernhard Popp

Email: <fvwmnightshade@gmail.com>
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