Please note that FVWM2 is in maintenance mode. This means it won't be receiving any new features. Bug fixes will be to the core of FVWM2 only. Any problems found in modules will be to fix segfaults only.
All users are hereforth encouraged to use fvwm3, and to report any bugs.
The rest of this README and associated documentation for FVWM is for historical purposes only.
Welcome to fvwm. Fvwm is a multiple large virtual desktop window manager, originally (a looooong time ago!) derived from twm.
Fvwm is intended to have a small memory footprint but a rich feature set, be extremely customizable and extendible, and have a high degree of Motif mwm compatibility.
ALL VERSIONS OF FVWM PRIOR TO 2.6.X ARE NOT SUPPORTED UPSTREAM.
Users of fvwm prior to 2.6.X can make use of the fvwm-convert-2.6 utility to try and have their configuration file converted to a newer syntax. Please see its manpage for more details on how to use it.
- Latest stable release: 2.6.7
- Long-term stable release: fvwm2-stable
The Long-term stable release represents the fvwm version prior to 2.6.7 which contains ported bug-fixes from 2.6.7, but retains the modules and other features removed in 2.6.7. This version won't receive any new features but may occsaionally receive bug-fixes.
See the installation instructions
Those interested in contributing to FVWM should have a read of the developer documentation.
A TODO file exists, and sometimes even things from it are worked on.
There is the
#fvwm IRC channel on
freenode.net which you can use to chat
to people about FVWM.
If you have any questions, concerns, bug reports, enhancement requests, etc., please feel free to send an email to the fvwm mailing list, or open a Github issue.
-- The fvwm-workers