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echinus-0.2.7 environment
Developer(s) Alexander Polakov
Stable release 0.3.9 / December 2009
Written in C
Operating system Unix-like
Type Window manager
License MIT License

echinus is a dynamic window manager for X11 supporting managing windows in floating, tiled and maximized layouts based on dwm. All the configuration is made via config file in Xresources format, so it is not necessary to recompile echinus every time you change something. Echinus supports a small subset of EWMH to be compatible with external panels and pagers. It draws a border around windows and also an optional title bar. The goal of development is a small, fast window manager without features not strictly related to window management (menus, panels, etc.)


  • no GUI configuration
  • limited support for themes
  • no status bar

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