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LinuxPlanet: From the Desktop: E Stands for EPIwm and Epidemic

Nov 28, 2000, 13:47 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"Nowadays, there seems to be no limit to what students can do for their schools. We read stories every day about collegiate e-business incubators that are turning out sophomore proto-millionaires in droves. At Ecole Pour l'Informatique et les Techniques Avancées (EPITA) in France, some students are putting together their own window manager."

"Julien Mulot is the project manager for EPIwm, the X window manager he and fellow team members diablero and troll began putting together in October of 1998. Two years later, version 0.5-5 is stable and ready for use."

"EPIwm features a menu-driven interface with configurable windows that can be iconified, shaded, maximized, minimized, sliced, diced, and pureed. If you want to do it to a window, it can certainly be done in this window manager."

"Mulot explained that EPIwm was their choice for a school project during their second year at EPITA. EPIwm was put together primarily from scratch, using C as the programming language. It was not based on any other window manager, though Mulot said, 'we looked to fvwm2 and Blackbox source code for some technical points.'"

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