spectrwm - dynamic tiling window manager

Distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name: spectrwm
Package version: 2.6.0
Package release: 1ubuntu2
Package architecture: i386
Package type: deb
Installed size: 261 B
Download size: 106.43 KB
Official Mirror: archive.ubuntu.com
spectrwm is a small dynamic tiling window manager for X11. It tries to stay out of the way so that valuable screen real estate can be used for much more important stuff. It has sane defaults and does not require one to learn a language to do any configuration. It is written by hackers for hackers and it strives to be small, compact and fast.



  • x-window-manager


    Source package: spectrwm

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install spectrwm deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install spectrwm


    • /etc/spectrwm.conf
    • /usr/bin/spectrwm
    • /usr/lib/spectrwm/libswmhack.so
    • /usr/lib/spectrwm/libswmhack.so.0
    • /usr/lib/spectrwm/libswmhack.so.0.0
    • /usr/share/doc/spectrwm/README.Debian
    • /usr/share/doc/spectrwm/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/spectrwm/copyright
    • /usr/share/doc/spectrwm/examples/baraction.sh
    • /usr/share/doc/spectrwm/examples/initscreen.sh
    • /usr/share/doc/spectrwm/examples/screenshot.sh
    • /usr/share/doc/spectrwm/examples/spectrwm_cz.conf
    • /usr/share/doc/spectrwm/examples/spectrwm_es.conf
    • /usr/share/doc/spectrwm/examples/spectrwm_fr.conf
    • /usr/share/doc/spectrwm/examples/spectrwm_fr_ch.conf
    • /usr/share/doc/spectrwm/examples/spectrwm_se.conf
    • /usr/share/doc/spectrwm/examples/spectrwm_us.conf
    • /usr/share/man/es/man1/spectrwm.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/it/man1/spectrwm.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/spectrwm.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/pt/man1/spectrwm.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/ru/man1/spectrwm.1.gz
    • /usr/share/xsessions/spectrwm.desktop


    2015-09-01 - Matthias Klose <doko@ubuntu.com> spectrwm (2.6.0-1ubuntu2) wily; urgency=medium * No-change rebuild for libxcb-util.

    2014-12-06 - Logan Rosen <logan@ubuntu.com> spectrwm (2.6.0-1ubuntu1) vivid; urgency=medium * debian/patches/linking-order.diff: Change linking order to fix FTBFS with ld --as-needed.

    2014-09-09 - Andrea Bolognani <eof@kiyuko.org> spectrwm (2.6.0-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. - Closes: #689226 (please package the latest version) * Stop building scrotwm transitional package. * Stop patching example files. * U01-improve-makefile.diff: - merged upstream; dropped. * U03-improve-english-man-page.diff: - merged upstream; dropped. * Move to debhelper compatibility level 9. * Update Standards-Version to 3.9.5 (no changes needed).

    2012-03-07 - Andrea Bolognani <eof@kiyuko.org> spectrwm (1.0.0-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. * Change source and binary package name to spectrwm in order to be consistent with upstream's new naming choices. - Provide a transitional binary package for compatibility. - Add Pre-Depends: on dpkg (>= to properly migrate existing custom configuration files. * 104-skip-compatibility-symlinks.diff: - don't let upstream's build system handle compatibility symlinks. * 005-use-consistent-naming.diff: - merged upstream; dropped. * Update Standards-Version to 3.9.3 (no changes needed).

    2012-02-11 - Andrea Bolognani <eof@kiyuko.org> scrotwm (0.11.0-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. * 005-use-consistent-naming.diff: - keep the spelling of the software name consistent. * Update Homepage: field accordingly.

    2012-01-28 - Andrea Bolognani <eof@kiyuko.org> scrotwm (0.10.0-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. * Update Debian copyright file. * Update Vcs-* control fields. * Various packaging improvements.

    2011-11-11 - Andrea Bolognani <eof@kiyuko.org> scrotwm (0.9.34-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. * 002-improve-man-page.diff: - improve English man page. Closes: #531844 (please allow one workspace to span multiple monitors). * 003-update-italian-man-page.diff: - bring Italian man page up-to-date. * Add README.Debian file. Closes: #552647 (suggest or recommend acpi and iostat). * Install Portuguese man page. * Drop .desktop file, it is now shipped upstream. * Update watch file to reflect new snapshot location. * Recommend suckless-tools, which replaces dwm-tools. * Add Depends: on libxtst-dev. * Use hardening build flags, as provided by dpkg-buildflags. * Update Debian copyright file to DEP5 candidate version. * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.2 (no changes needed).

    2009-12-01 - Andrea Bolognani <eof@kiyuko.org> scrotwm (0.9.20-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release: - Closes: #531790 (focus changes to the window in the background sometimes). - Closes: #531826 (doesn't play well with hidden windows). - Closes: #532569 (dialogs are always displayed on the first screen in a multi-head setup). * 002-check-before-preloading-libswmhack.diff: - libswmhack.so is installed now, so this patch is no longer needed. * 003-dont-use-hypen-as-minus-sign.diff: - merged upstream; dropped. * 102-remove-bash-and-openbsd-assumptions.diff: - call top correctly. * 103-try-versioned-dlopen.diff: - make libswmhack.so work even when libx11-dev and libxt-dev are not installed. Closes: #551732 (unable to run some applications because of LD_PRELOAD=/usr/.../libswmhack.so.0.0 in the environment). * Convert to 3.0 (quilt) source format. * Document patches according to DEP-3.

    2009-09-14 - Andrea Bolognani <eof@kiyuko.org> scrotwm (0.9.8-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. * Build and install libswmhack.so. * 003-dont-use-hypen-as-minus-sign.diff: fix a common man page issue. * Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.3 (no changes needed).