Going fast with DWM
Jul 28, 2010, 16:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Diehl)
"Weighing in at a mere 2140 lines of C code, the Dynamic Window
Manager, (DWM) certainly qualifies as lightweight. There aren't any
menus, and no icons. You can't use a dialog box to change the
screen colors, either. You literally have to get under the hood to
make configuration changes, which we'll talk about shortly. Most of
the time, you won't even use the mouse. Once you've learned how to
"drive" DWM, you can really go fast in it.
"Likewise, installing DWM couldn't be easier. Simply download
the tarball from dwm.suckless.org and extract the contents. Then
run make in the resulting directory. The result is a single
executable, dwm. If you then run make install, make will install a
man page and install the dwm executable in /usr/local. For testing,
I simply ran dwm from my home directory."