Window manager, how to write ?

Aleksej Struk astruk at
Mon Jun 30 16:46:56 PDT 2008

Try to read the following book.

Although it describes the basics and concepts of X server, the book
gives an example of a most (imao) simplistic WM you can find. There imao
you can find at least the idea of how to write WM.

Unfortunatelly the book itself (at least via this link i found) is a bit
out of date. But still it gives lots of hints :), and should be



On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 05:09:52PM +0600, Alexei Babich wrote:
> Hi all,
> Is anybody can tell me, where I can read about writing my own window manager ? WM basics, etc...
> Thank you.
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> Regards,
> Alexei Babich, circuit engineer, OOO NPP "Rezonans", Chelyabinsk, Russia
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