aewm++ - minimal window manager written in C++

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name aewm++
Package version 1.1.2
Package release 5
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 156 B
Download size 39.16 KB
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aewm++ is a minimal window manager for X11, based on aewm. It keeps aewm's
minimalist look and feel but is written in C++, and adds some modern features
like virtual desktops. GNOME EWMH hints have been removed in this release,
because upstream wants to focus on making the code stable and minimalistic.
This package used to include appbar, aewm++_fspanel, setrootimage and
aewm++_xsession; these can now be found in the aewm++-goodies package.


Package Version Architecture Repository
aewm++_1.1.2-5_i386.deb 1.1.2 i386 Debian Main
aewm++ - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.2.5
libgcc1 >= 1:4.1.1
libstdc++6 >= 4.2.1
libx11-6 -
libxext6 -


Name Value
x-window-manager -


Type URL
Binary Package aewm++_1.1.2-5_amd64.deb
Source Package aewm++

Install Howto

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




2009-05-25 - Chris Boyle <>
aewm++ (1.1.2-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Acknowledge NMU, thanks Luk. (closes: #471197)
* Fix build-dep (libext-dev has gone away).
* Don't use absolute path for update-alternatives.
(closes: #510937)
* Add Homepage field (upstream has reappeared, on Google Code).
* Fix debian/watch accordingly. (closes: #529095)
* Bump debhelper version to 7.
* Don't strip in Makefile; leave that to conditional dh_strip.
(closes: #436380)
* Fix menu section.
* Catch errors from make clean.
* Bump Standards-Version to
* Don't use obsolete X11R6 paths to build.
* Use dh_prep instead of dh_clean -k.
2008-03-16 - Luk Claes <>
aewm++ (1.1.2-4.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Build depend on libxext-dev (Closes: #464604).
* Fix FTBFS with GCC 4.3 (Closes: #454825).
2006-01-13 - Chris Boyle <>
aewm++ (1.1.2-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Update Build-Depends for Xorg (closes: #346611, #346621).
2005-10-16 - Chris Boyle <>
aewm++ (1.1.2-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Add .desktop file (closes: #330042).
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.6.2.
* Update GPL declaration in copyright file.
2005-03-31 - Chris Boyle <>
aewm++ (1.1.2-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Add ADDITIONAL_CFLAGS= to rules to remove hardcoded -march in Makefile
(closes: #299917).
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.6.1.
2005-03-11 - Chris Boyle <>
aewm++ (1.1.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release (closes: #291714).
* This release does not have GNOME EWMH hints, because upstream wants to
focus on making the code stable and minimalistic. Warning added to
package description.
* Reinstated manual page which upstream removed for some reason. Checked
it's still accurate.
* Changed references to xterm to x-terminal-emulator to use the user's
preferred version according to /etc/alternatives.
* Updated README.Debian about aewm++-goodies.
2004-11-27 - Chris Boyle <>
aewm++ (1.0.24-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix FTBFS with g++-3.4 (closes: #276731), thanks
Daniel Schepler <>
* Several manual page fixes (closes: #270860, #270863, #270864),
thanks Jari Aalto <>
2004-03-28 - Chris Boyle <>
aewm++ (1.0.24-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed debian/watch file (sourceforge ftp layout).
2003-07-24 - Chris Boyle <>
aewm++ (1.0.24-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release (whoah, I have *not* been paying attention...),
many bugfixes, many rewritten features, and it's been run through
valgrind. Details too numerous to list, see changelog.gz.
* Upstream has split the goodies directory into a separate package; 
doing the same here.
* Suggests: aewm++-goodies. This does not exist at the time of upload, 
which is really a bug. However, I expect it will exist very soon, 
and I'm about to go away for 2 weeks. (N.B., as mentioned in my 
[VAC] message, you can NMU if I've just broken stuff)
* Made Makefile install manpage under .../share/man, not .../man.
* Seems to comply with the WM spec, so change score of
x-window-manager alternative to 60 (was 20).
* Added support for DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS.
* Having done the above, bumped standards-version to 3.6.0
* Now I'm building with pbuilder. This needs recording here in case it
breaks anything. :-p
2002-02-12 - Chris Boyle <>
aewm++ (1.0.16-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Doh! Fixed bug where aewm++ binary was not installed, caused, would you believe it,
by one extra backslash in debian/rules. (closes: #133507)
* Made sure /etc/X11/appbar gets removed on purge.

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