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    Xlambda Alternatives

    Xlambda is described as 'Window manager for X that is extensible in Guile Scheme' and is a Window Manager in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Xlambda for a variety of platforms, including Linux, BSD, Mac, Windows and PC-BSD. The best alternative is i3, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Xlambda are Openbox (Free, Open Source), awesome (Free, Open Source), Sway (Free, Open Source) and Xmonad (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 28, 2021

    1. Qtile is a full-featured, hackable tiling window manager written in Python. Qtile is simple, small, and extensible. It's easy to write your own layouts, widgets, and built-in commands.
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    2. Sawfish is an extensible window manager using a Lisp-based scripting language. Its policy is very minimal compared to most window managers. Its aim is simply to manage windows in the most flexible and attractive manner possible.


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      • Linux
      Blackbox is an original window manager, sharing no code with any others. It's designed to be fairly small and minimal, making it particularly suited to less powerful computers.
    3. A dynamic tiling Wayland compositor using wlroots, with desktop semantics inspired by xmonad. Core features include: - Automatic/dynamic tiling with your choice of layouts. - Per-output workspaces: display the workspace you want, where you want.
    4. herbstluftwm is a manual tiling window manager for X11 using Xlib and Glib.
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    5. Left is a tiling window manager written in rust for stability and performance. The core of left is designed to do one thing and one thing well. Be a window manager. Because you probably want more than just a black screen LeftWM is built around the concept of theming.
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    6. Lumina is a lightweight, BSD licensed, standards-compliant desktop environment based upon Qt and Fluxbox. It is being developed on PC-BSD, and is being packaged for distribution on the PC-BSD package repository as well.
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    7. Phoenix is a lightweight OS X window and app manager scriptable with JavaScript. You can also easily use languages which compile to JavaScript such as CoffeeScript. Phoenix aims for efficiency and a very small footprint.
    8. WMFS² is a lightweight and highly configurable tiling window manager for X written in C. WMFS² is a free software distributed under the BSD license. It can be driven from keyboard or mouse and its configuration stands in one text file, easily understandable.

      Discontinued

      The last update on the GitHub repo (https://github.com/xorg62/wmfs) was on August 14th, 2013. The official website is no longer accessible, but has been archived by Internet Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20141218125810/http://wmfs.info/

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    9. Automatic tiling window manager for Windows 10.
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