dwm - dynamic window manager

Property Value
Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename dwm_6.1-3_i386.deb
Package name dwm
Package version 6.1
Package release 3
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category implemented-in::c role::program uitoolkit::xlib x11 x11::window-manager
Homepage http://dwm.suckless.org/
License -
Maintainer Hugo Lefeuvre <hle@debian.org>
Download size 40.75 KB
Installed size 234.00 KB
dwm is a minimalistic window manager. It manages windows in tiling and floating
modes. Either mode can be applied dynamically, depending on the application in
use and the task performed.
In tiling mode windows are managed in a master and stacking column. The master
column contains the window which needs most attention at a time, whereas the
stacking column contains all other windows in a stack. Dialog windows are
managed floating, however.
In floating mode windows can be resized and moved freely. Windows are grouped
by tags. All windows with a specific tag can be viewed at a time. But each
window may contain more than one tag, which makes it visible in several views.
Please notice that dwm is currently customized through editing its source code,
so you probably want to build your own dwm packages. This package is compiled
with the default configuration and should just give you an idea about what dwm
brings to your desktop.


Package Version Architecture Repository
dwm_6.1-3_amd64.deb 6.1 amd64 Debian Main
dwm - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libfontconfig1 >= 2.11
libx11-6 -
libxft2 >> 2.1.1
libxinerama1 -


Name Value
x-window-manager -


Type URL
Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
Binary Package dwm_6.1-3_i386.deb
Source Package dwm

Install Howto

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




2016-06-19 - Hugo Lefeuvre <hle@debian.org>
dwm (6.1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control:
- Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.8 (no changes needed).
* debian/rules:
- Make dwm repoducible by sorting header files before processing them
(acknowledgements to Reiner Herrmann for the patch) (Closes: #825545).
* debian/patches/2004_use_system_searchpaths.patch:
- Use HTTPS protocol in the BTS link.
* debian/copyright:
- Update Format field to match DEP5 recommandations.
- Use 'Expat' instead of 'MIT'.
2016-03-28 - Hugo Lefeuvre <hle@debian.org>
dwm (6.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Upload to unstable.
* debian/control:
- Fix broken Vcs-Git link. 
* debian/copyright:
- Fix broken link in the Format field.
2016-03-27 - Hugo Lefeuvre <hle@debian.org>
dwm (6.1-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream release. 
* debian/control:
- Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.7.
- Add a dependency on libxft-dev and libfreetype6-dev to match 
new release requirements.
- Replace uxterm by stterm in the Recommends field to match new release
- Fix broken Vcs-Browser field.
- Update Vcs-Git field to use an encrypted transport protocol.
* debian/copyright:
- Update copyright years.
* debian/watch:
- Change link to point to the official git repository (releases 
are more up-to-date there).
* debian/patches/*:
- Refresh patches for new upstream release.
* debian/local/*:
- Refresh config files for new upstream release.
* debian/rules:
- Enable all hardening options to compile as a PIE and add the bindnow
2015-09-25 - Hugo Lefeuvre <hle@debian.org>
dwm (6.0-8) unstable; urgency=low
* New Maintainer (Closes: #793985).
* debian/control:
- Update the Maintainer field with the new maintainer name.
- Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.6 (no changes needed).
- Use https for the Vcs-Browser field.
* debian/copyright:
- Add a copyright entry to mention Hugo's work.
- Use https for the Format field.
2014-10-02 - Vasudev Kamath <kamathvasudev@gmail.com>
dwm (6.0-7) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix the override file, Thanks to intrigeri for hints.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.5, no change required.
* Use cgit URL for Vcs-Browser field.
2013-09-15 - Vasudev Kamath <kamathvasudev@gmail.com>
dwm (6.0-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Introduce a missing new line in patch which makes it unusable.
Closes: bug#722994. Thanks to Mats Erik Andersson.
* Renamed patches to follow patch tagging micro guidelines
* Add debian/patches/README documenting patch numbering micro policy.
* Strip trailing space in 2001_replace_term_cmd.patch
* Add patch 2004 removing reference to custom library paths and include
paths, fixing FTBFS on mips*.
Closes: bug#722765. Thanks to YunQiang Su.
* Update 2001 patch to change rule to use Iceweasel instead of Firefox.
Closes: bug#710180. Thanks to Daniel Gazda.
* Changed maintainer specific configuration, to use xfce4-terminal in
rule specific to terminals instead of x-terminal-emulator.
2013-05-11 - Vasudev Kamath <kamathvasudev@gmail.com>
dwm (6.0-5) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control
+ Changed Homepage to http://dwm.suckless.org thanks to David Kalnischkies
for pointing out
+ Increased minimum debhelper required to 9
+ Removed DM-Upload-Allowed field as it will be deprecated soon.
+ Bumped Standards-Version to 3.9.4, this didn't require any change to the
package source.
+ Added dependency on xterm | x-terminal-emulator
* Set debian/compat to 9
* debian/rules
+ Removed hardening related lines. Since dwm package now uses compat level 9
hardening will be automagically done by debhelper
* debian/local/config.maintainer.h:
+ Changed tag 1 class to x-terminal-emulator so any terminal conforming to
this virtual package will be placed in tag 1

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