NOTE: Since making this talk back in the
late 1990's, I have abandoned poor old fvwm in favour of WindowMaker; this
allows me the option of running either GNOME or KDE environments if I so
choose, or neither. The fvwm manager cannot easily interact with these
- TWM, the Tab Window Manager, Evans &
Sutherland (Stardent?), circa 1988-1989
- TVTWM, Tom's Virtual Tab Window Manager (Tom
LaStrange, Solbourne computer)
- FVWM, low memory implementation of TWM, Robert
Nation, circa 1994 (now Charles Hines)
- Virtual Panning in screen-size boxes via the pager; similar to
TVTWM. Can move windows from box to box, scroll, shortcut keys
- Allows multiple desks in addition to the panner functionality
- Extensible via modules; built-in modules include GoodStuff, Audio,
Add Scroll bars to arbitrary window, etc.
- provides a 3-dimensional motif-like appearance.
- Available on SunOS, Solaris, Linux, AIX, Digital Unix, etc.