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Subject: RFP: windowlab -- Small and simple window manager of novel design.
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Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : windowlab
  Version         : 1.30
  Upstream Author : Nick Gravgaard <me@nickgravgaard.com>
* URL             : http://freshmeat.net/projects/windowlab/
* License         : GPL
  Description     : Small and simple window manager of novel design.

(Include the long description here.)

Screen shots at: http://www.nickgravgaard.com/windowlab/

What is WindowLab?

WindowLab is a small and simple window manager of novel design.

It has a click-to-focus but not raise-on-focus policy, a window
resizing mechanism that allows one or many edges of a window to be
changed in one action, and an innovative menubar that shares the same
part of the screen as the taskbar. Window titlebars are prevented from
going off the edge of the screen by constraining the mouse pointer,
and when appropriate the pointer is also constrained to the
taskbar/menubar in order to make target menu items easier to hit.

Why use WindowLab?
It allows the focused window to be below other windows that you still
need to look at (click-to-focus but not raise-on-focus) without using
a convoluted Windows style always-on-top mode

One or many edges of a window can be changed in one action without
having to click on thin window borders. As with much in WindowLab this
allows faster use with less accuracy

It's very quick and easy to launch an application from the menu - it's
easier to slam the pointer to the top of the screen and then make
small adjustments to hit the target then it is to use a Windows style
hierarchical "start" menu or a Blackbox style popup menu, and by
constraining the pointer to the menu bar you can be less accurate (and
thus faster) because once the pointer is in the menu bar you don't
have to worry about vertical movements

You can quickly access a window and bring it to the front by clicking
on it in the taskbar - this solves the only problem with the
click-to-focus but not raise-on-focus model - having to slide
partially obscured windows around to get to their toggle-depth buttons

When you have many windows open and lose track of which window you
want next you can click on a taskbar item, and if it's not the right
one, slide the pointer over the other items in the taskbar (with the
mouse button still depressed) to see the other windows. As with the
menubar, the pointer's constrained to the taskbar so that you can make
faster and less careful mouse movements. With many windows open this
is faster than CoolSwitch (alt-tabbing) in Windows (although WindowLab
does have a similar keyboard shortcut in alt-tab/alt-q) and some Mac
OS X users have told me that it beats Exposi too

Constraining windows titlebars to the screen makes it feel snappier
and more responsive - try flinging a window around the screen. This
also means that you'll never have only a tiny part of a window
remaining on screen

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.11-1-686
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ISO-8859-1) (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_US)

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From: Nigel Jones <nigelj@gmail.com>
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Subject: Bug#311866: fixed in windowlab 1.31-1
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Source: windowlab
Source-Version: 1.31-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
windowlab, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/w/windowlab/windowlab_1.31-1.diff.gz
  to pool/main/w/windowlab/windowlab_1.31-1.dsc
  to pool/main/w/windowlab/windowlab_1.31-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/w/windowlab/windowlab_1.31.orig.tar.gz

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 311866@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Nigel Jones <nigelj@gmail.com> (supplier of updated windowlab package)

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Format: 1.7
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 14:57:28 +1200
Source: windowlab
Binary: windowlab
Architecture: source i386
Version: 1.31-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Nigel Jones <nigelj@gmail.com>
Changed-By: Nigel Jones <nigelj@gmail.com>
 windowlab  - small and simple Amiga-like window manager
Closes: 311866
 windowlab (1.31-1) unstable; urgency=low
   * Initial release for Debian (Closes: #311866)
 68ed85b65aae7d7b6ecd76c6ee8e592a 608 x11 optional windowlab_1.31-1.dsc
 f62836f97e5cec20e6f8370e0c96e8e7 42864 x11 optional windowlab_1.31.orig.tar.gz
 e763558581381f36d82b7bb767af46d9 4057 x11 optional windowlab_1.31-1.diff.gz
 025a295c5f78427dcf93b4d28abc71af 34604 x11 optional windowlab_1.31-1_i386.deb

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