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Tcl'2006 Abstract: The Whim Window Manager

13th Annual Tcl/Tk Conference

Main Registration Schedule Tutorials Info

October 9-13, 2006
Holiday Inn Select
Naperville, Illinois USA

Important Information
Abstracts and proposals due June 30, 2006
Notification to authors July 31, 2006
Author materials due September 30, 2006
Tutorials start October 9, 2006
Conference starts October 11, 2006
Email Contact [email protected]

We are pleased to announce the 13th Annual Tcl/Tk conference (Tcl'2006), sponsored by Noumena Corporation , Digital Smarties , Eolas Technologies and ActiveState .

The Whim Window Manager

Author: Steve Redler IV & George Peter Staplin


Whim is a window manager written for the X11 graphical windowing system that has its primary logic and functionality coded in tcl/tk. It uses two newly developed c extensions to give tcl/tk the fine control needed to properly implement a window manager, with Whim being not just a proof of concept, but instead a full function, comfortable and intuitive interface to X11 applications. The technical design goals of Whim include: being deployed as a starkit, and to optionally use the tile extension for enhanced window titlebar theming. Most importantly, Whim enables full customization at the scripting level, eliminating the need to work with the X11 c api directly.

Conference Committee

Cyndy Lilagan   Eolas TechnologiesFacilities Coordination
Clif Flynt   Noumena CorpGeneral Chair
Steve Redler IV   SR TechnologyProgram Chair
Steve Landers   Digital SmartiesProgram Co-chair
Kevin Kenny   GE Global Research Center
Jeffrey Hobbs   ActiveState Corp
Andreas Kupries   ActiveState Corp
Ron Fox   NSCL Michigan State University
Donal Fellows   University of Manchester
Larry Virden   Tcl FAQ Maintainer
Mike Doyle   Eolas Technologies
Gerald Lester   HMS Software

Contact Information

[email protected]