Welcome to the Skunkware Window Managers section. The Skunkware
team has collected a few window managers which some users may wish
to run as a replacement for the SCO Desktop and Motif window managers.
Users wil almost certainly want to customize these window managers,
and probably create custom .startxrc files. Please consult the
startx man page for details on the contents of this file.
These window managers can all use the icons and pixmaps provided
in the Skunkware icon collection (see table below).
||Skunkware icon collection
||WindowMaker window manager
||Enlightenment window manager
||ICCCM compliant multiple virtual desktop window manager
||Well known product look and feel for fvwm
||the K Desktop Environment
||QT X11 Widget Set
Skunkware Icon Collection
This package contains a collection from various sources, of freely
distributable icons and pixmaps for use with the window managers
listed in this section. You should install this package before installing
any of the window managers. If you are using custom (on OSR5) or pkgadd
(on UnixWare), then this package is automatically installed when you
install any of these window managers. If you are using the tar archives,
then you should extract this archive first.
WindowMaker Window Manager
WindowMaker is a window manager designed to emulate the look
and feel of part of the NEXTSTEP(tm) GUI. It is supposed to be fast,
relatively small, feature rich and easy to configure, with
a simple and elegant appearance borrowed from NEXTSTEP(tm).
Enlightenment Window Manager
Enlightenment is a window manager for the X Window System Release 11.
The main goals are to make it as fast, good looking and configurable as
FVWM - A Virtual Window Manager
FVWM is a very popular virtual window manager. It has been used as a
base for many other window managers, two of which are included here on
Skunkware. FVWM is fast, configurable, and highly usable. It seems,
recently, to be less well supported than its derivatives, but it is
still a popular and useful window manager.
FVWM-95 - A Win95 look-alike
This is a hack on the original FVWM code, and was designed to make
X11 look more like Windows 95. This only really helps with the borders
and window decorations, but it does add a start bar which is quite
similar to Windows 95.
KDE - The K Desktop Environment
KDE is an elegant and rich graphical desktop. To try it out, add the
following to your $HOME/.profile:
export KDEDIR PATH
and create/modify $HOME/.xinitrc such that "startkde" is the last command.
Login on an ansi console screen and type "startx".
Alternately, you can configure your system to use the KDE graphical login
manager by following the instructions in the file
KDE 1.1.2 packages are available for both SCO OpenServer and UnixWare 7
in formats suitable for installation with the SCO Software Manager.
On SCO OpenServer, i have provided a complete custom installable media images.
You can download the KDE package:
Prior to installing the KDE package on OpenServer, you must have installed
For UnixWare 7, i have provided a complete pkgadd installable datastream.
You can download the whole package:
On UnixWare 7, prior to installing the KDE package, you must have installed
KDevelop, an easy to use IDE (Integrated Development Enviroment) for Unix/X11,
is now available for UnixWare 7. Download the pkgadd installable datastream
http://www.sco.com/skunkware/uw7/devtools/kdevelop/. In addition to KDE
1.1.2 and dependencies (see above) you will need
GNU Make and
The SCO OpenServer distribution of KDE 1.1.2 contains KDevelop as well. In order
to use KDevelop you will need the OpenServer versions of
GNU Make and
Both the OpenServer and UnixWare 7 releases of KDE 1.1.2 contain alternate
kpanel binaries and configuration files. These are tailored for use in
environments where KDE is pushed out to thin clients from SCO servers.
Often in this situation the thin clients will utilize a local window manager
to reduce network traffic. It is also common that these clients will be diskless
and/or wireless. For these reasons, the kpanel functionality has been
configured alternately for use with thin clients. To use the thin client
kpanel, simply replace the /usr/local/kde/bin/kpanel binary with
/usr/local/kde/bin/kpanel_nc and /usr/local/kde/share/config/kpanelrc with
/usr/local/kde/share/config/kpanelrc_nc. You will also need to add appropriate
lines to /usr/local/kde/bin/nc_logout to logout a thin client user.
Troll Tech QT Widget Set
Qt is a GUI software toolkit. Qt simplifies the task of writing and
maintaining GUI (graphical user interface) applications.
Qt is written in C++ and is fully object-oriented. It has everything you
need to create professional GUI applications.
And it enables you to create them quickly.
Qt is a multi-platform toolkit. When developing software with Qt, you can
run it on the X Window System (Unix/X11)
or Microsoft Windows NT and Windows 95/98. Simply recompile your source
code on the platform you want.
Qt cuts down the complexity in implementing large and complex systems. Its
ingenious signal-slot technology enables true component programming.
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Last Updated: Friday Jul 06, 2001 at 15:00:18 PDT