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This software is not yet ready for actual day to day usage. It handles simple windows, like terminals, rather well, but GUI applications still cause problems and often even crashes.
Antares is a window manager for X. It was written from scratch but is inspired
in form, function and code by other window managers (most notably
Antares is a tiling window manager, meaning that windows by default are automatically arranged to not overlap. You can however also spawn floating windows, which behave like in a traditional stacking window manager.
Internally, client information is stored in a linear stack, which is reflected in window management: The primary layout displays all windows in a vertical stack. A live configurable amount of windows is displayed in their own stack, the master area, positioned to the left side of the main stack. The secondary layout will arrange all tiled windows into columns of identical size. The tertiary layout places all windows into a Fibonacci spiral/dwindle.
Antares features virtual desktops, so called "workspaces". Each workspace contains separate floating and tiling stacks. Each workspace also has separate gap sizes and layouts.
Antares if configured in the source code. Keybinds, amount of workspaces, colors,
fonts, etc... can be changed in
config.h. The functions that can be called by
keybinds can be configured
keybind_functions.c. You can also easily add your
Antares depends on Xlib and Cairo.
git clone https://notabug.org/Leon_Plickat/antares cd antares make sudo make install
I tested building on Parabola and Manjaro. Other Arch derivatives will most likely work fine too.
Since crude support for desktop windows as well as support for the entire
_NET_WM_WINDOW_TYPE_*-gang was added, antares should integrate into all
desktop environments that don't do anything fancy or special.
I tested this with XFCE and was quite satisfied. Since antares has the option to limit the space used for displaying windows with paddings (left, right, top and bottom), I had no problem using it with the panel of XFCE.
The most obviously missing feature for desktop environment integration is a
--replace flag like some other window managers offer, which I have added to my
These are the things I want to / should add. Although I will work on these in a mostly random order, the bold ones have a high priority, while the cursive ones are just things which are "nice to have" and therefore enjoy a low priority. More might appear out of nowhere.
Contributions are welcome! You can send your patches either via email or submit a pull request. Please respect the coding style, which is basically Allman-style with a few quirks. And please stay in scope: If you submit something like a layout, it will be accepted, but a window manager does not need to read emails, do any compositing or control a robot army. Also please do not add any large dependencies: If you patch needs anything like GTK or Qt, it will be denied, except for when you can offer a very good reason for the inclusion.