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Deepin Window Manager

Description: Default window manager for Deepin.

This project started as a fork of Elementary Gala which is a window & compositing manager based on libmutter. But we rewrote most of the code to make it works well with Deepin Desktop Environment, such as redesign the UI for window switching, enhance user experience for the workspace preview mode, support multiple backgrounds, and many of other changes.


Build dependencies

  • valac (>= 0.22.0)
  • gsettings-desktop-schemas (>= 3.15.92)

Runtime dependencies


Debian 8.0 (jessie)

Install prerequisites

$ sudo apt-get install \
               dh-autoreconf \
               gnome-common \
               gsettings-desktop-schemas-dev \
               libbamf3-dev \
               libcanberra-dev \
               libcanberra-gtk3-dev \
               libclutter-1.0-dev \
               libclutter-gtk-1.0-dev \
               libgee-0.8-dev \
               libglib2.0-dev \
               libgnome-desktop-3-dev \
               libgtk-3-dev \
               libdeepin-mutter-dev \
               valac \


$ ./ --prefix=/usr && make

If you have isolated testing build environment (say a docker container), you can install it directly

$ sudo make install

Or, generate package files and install Deepin Window Manager with it

$ debuild -uc -us ...
$ sudo dpkg -i ../deepin-mutter-*deb


Run Deepin Window Manager to replace current window manager with the command below

$ deepin-wm --replace &

Getting help

Any usage issues can ask for help via

Getting involved

We encourage you to report issues and contribute changes


Deepin Window Manager is licensed under GPLv3.