Awesome Window Manager v3.5.6 Debuts
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 11 January 2015 at 09:46 AM EST. Add A Comment
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Version 3.5.6 of the Awesome Window Manager for X11 environments has been released.

This highly-configurable GPLv2 window manager is out with a new version, but it mostly comes down to fixes and smaller work items. Awesome is still dependent on X11 and it doesn't appear there's any visible work at this point in porting it to become a Wayland compositor, etc.

Among the changes for the Awesome 3.5.6 window manager are vim style menu navigation in addition to the arrow key navigation, unmapping of minimized clients, a workaround for a short black flicker when a client closes, and various other fixes. The Awesome 3.5.6 changes are outlined via this change-log.

Those wishing to learn more about the Awesome window manager or to download this new release, visit the project site.
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