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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).

Package List

Name Description Version OSR5 UnixWare
skunkpix Skunkware icon collection 1.0 Yes Yes
WindowMak WindowMaker window manager 0.50.2 Yes Yes
enlighten Enlightenment window manager 0.12.3 Yes Yes
fvwm ICCCM compliant multiple virtual desktop window manager 2.0.46 Yes Yes
fvwm95 Well known product look and feel for fvwm 2.0.43a Yes Yes
kde the K Desktop Environment 1.1pre2 Yes Yes
qt QT X11 Widget Set 1.44 Yes Yes

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.

OpenServer Distribution ftp://ftp2.sco.com/pub/skunkware/osr5/x11/graphics/SkunkPix

UnixWare Distribution ftp://ftp2.sco.com/pub/skunkware/osr5/x11/graphics/SkunkPix


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).

OpenServer Distribution ftp://ftp2.sco.com/pub/skunkware/osr5/x11/winman/

UnixWare Distribution ftp://ftp2.sco.com/pub/skunkware/uw7/x11/winman/

Original source code http://www.windowmaker.org/

Package Home page http://www.windowmaker.org/


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 possible.

UnixWare Distribution ftp://ftp2.sco.com/pub/skunkware/uw7/x11/winman/

Original source code http://www.enlightenment.org/download.cgi

Package Home page http://www.enlightenment.org/


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.

UnixWare Distribution ftp://ftp2.sco.com/pub/skunkware/uw7/x11/winman/fvwm/

OpenServer Distribution ftp://ftp2.sco.com/pub/skunkware/osr5/x11/winman/fvwm/

Original source code http://www.fvwm.org/download.html

Package Home page http://www.fvwm.org


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.

UnixWare Distribution ftp://ftp2.sco.com/pub/skunkware/uw7/x11/winman/fvwm95/

OpenServer Distribution ftp://ftp2.sco.com/pub/skunkware/osr5/x11/winman/fvwm95/

Original source code ftp://ftp.plig.org/pub/fvwm95/

Package Home page http://www.terraware.net/ftp/pub/Mirrors/FVWM95/fvwm95.html


KDE - The K Desktop Environment

KDE is an elegant and rich graphical desktop. To try it out, add the following to your $HOME/.profile:

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 /usr/local/kde/share/config/xdm-setup-uw7.README

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:

kde-1.1.2-VOLS.tar(29323264 bytes)

Prior to installing the KDE package on OpenServer, you must have installed the following:

For UnixWare 7, i have provided a complete pkgadd installable datastream. You can download the whole package:

kde-1.1.2.pkg (67909120 bytes)

On UnixWare 7, prior to installing the KDE package, you must have installed the following:

KDevelop, an easy to use IDE (Integrated Development Enviroment) for Unix/X11, is now available for UnixWare 7. Download the pkgadd installable datastream via 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 GNU Automake.

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 GNU Automake.

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.

OpenServer Distribution ftp://ftp2.sco.com/pub/skunkware/osr5/x11/winman/kde/

UnixWare Distribution ftp://ftp2.sco.com/pub/skunkware/uw7/x11/winman/kde/

Original source code http://www.kde.org/

Package Home page http://www.kde.org/


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.

OpenServer Distribution osr5/libraries/qt/

UnixWare Distribution uw7/libraries/qt/

Original source code ftp://ftp.troll.no/qt/source/

Package Home page http://www.troll.no


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Last Updated: Friday Jul 06, 2001 at 15:00:18 PDT