<-- Go to Home Page

RetroLook

RetroLook is a simple window manager for X11 wrote in Tcl/Tk and C. It is based on TKWM that, where possible, has been cleaned and fixed.
RetroLook makes your desktop looking like it was in the '80 years (click here to see a screenshot). It recalls AmigaOS 1.x, in particular the 1.4 (a version never released), because it had planned the maximized button.
It supports also sloppy focus, close button, stack buttons and resize button. Clicking on the title bar or on the right bar also does raise and focus.
There is nothing to configure, no wallpaper, no color scheme, no fonts, etc... Also it does not support virtual desktops. There is not plan to support such things. It works only with a simple menu file in the home directory, ~/.retrolookmenu, with simple items, no submenu's.

It needs: Xop 0.4, Rootwin 0.4, Foreignwin 0.1; may be also tcl2c; Tkimg is not mandatory.

May be usefull for coding and testing purpose.

Click here to get the source codes of the latest release.

See also TkLauncher.

History:

* 26-Jun-2016 (v20160626)

  No more forced to click on the close gadget;

* 01-Jun-2016 (v20160601)

  The initial window size and position are better recognized;
  Right click to show the active tasks;
  Bit improvement in the cursor theme;

* 25-May-2016 (v20160513)

  First public release;

-

RetroLook (and every thing with it) is released under the semplified BSD license:

Copyright (c) 2016, Pasquale Frega
All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this
  list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice,
  this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation
  and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND
ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE
DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR
ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
(INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES;
LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND
ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT
(INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS
SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.