rbistolfi has packaged the awesome window manager for VL 5.9 and VL 5.9.1.FAIR WARNING:
rbistolfi writes: "As it is a very bleeding edge piece of code, it uses some devel versions of libraries and needs updates of some important components of the system. I will write a howto about installing and configuring awesome as the unstable repo is not very popular."
Yes, you need to enable unstable as well as testing to try this. Upgrading core libraries can cause breakage of other apps. Any breakage should be reported in this thread.
Package Size: 201K
Installed Size: 790K
awesome: awesome (a highly configurable tiling window manager for X.)
awesome: awesome is a highly configurable, next generation framework window
awesome: manager for X. It is very fast, extensible and licensed under the GNU
awesome: GPLv2 license.
awesome: License: GNU GPL v2
awesome: Authors: Julien Danjou
awesome: Website: http://awesome.naquadah.org/
Package Size: 385K
Installed Size: 2080K
cairo: cairo (graphics library used by GTK+)
cairo: Cairo is a vector graphics library designed to provide high-quality
cairo: display and print output. Cairo is designed to produce
cairo: identical output on all output media while taking advantage of display
cairo: hardware acceleration when available (eg. through the X Render
cairo: Extension or OpenGL).
cairo: Built with xcb support.
Package Size: 1.61 MB
Installed Size: 15.27 MB
glib2: glib2 (library of C routines)
glib2: GLib is a library which includes support routines for C such as lists,
glib2: trees, hashes, memory allocation, and many other things.
Package Size: 1.10 MB
Installed Size: 22.51 MB
libxcb: libxcb (The new X protocol C-language Binding)
libxcb: The X protocol C-language Binding (XCB) is a replacement for Xlib
libxcb: featuring a small footprint, latency hiding, direct access to the
libxcb: protocol, improved threading support, and extensibility.
libxcb: License: see /usr/doc/libxcb-1.1/COPYING
libxcb: Authors: http://xcb.freedesktop.org/
libxcb: Website: http://xcb.freedesktop.org/
Package Size: 436K
Installed Size: 3050K
pango: pango (library for layout and rendering of text)
pango: Pango is a library for layout and rendering of text, with an emphasis
pango: on internationalization. Pango can be used anywhere that text layout
pango: is needed; however, most of the work on Pango was done using the GTK+
pango: widget toolkit as a test platform. Pango forms the core of text and
pango: font handling for GTK+-2.
Package Size: 85K
Installed Size: 200K
pixman: pixman contains low-level pixel manipulation routines and is used by
pixman: both xorg and cairo.
pixman: For more information about the X.Org Foundation (the providers of the
pixman: X.Org implementation of the X Window System), see their website:
Package Size: 49K
Installed Size: 400K
xcb-proto: xcb-proto (xml descriptions of the X Window System core protocol)
xcb-proto: xcb-proto contains descriptions of the X Window System core protocol
xcb-proto: and selected extensions in an XML-based data format. They are used by
xcb-proto: the X C Binding (XCB) library to generate much of its code, but you
xcb-proto: can also use these descriptions for other purposes, such as decoding
xcb-proto: the X protocol or building X Window System bindings for other
xcb-proto: License: OSI Approved :: MIT/X Consortium License
xcb-proto: Authors: Josh Triplett
xcb-proto: Website: http://xcb.freedesktop.org/
Package Size: 56K
Installed Size: 320K
xcb-util: xcb-util (X bindings for C)
xcb-util: The xcb-util module provides a number of libraries which sit on top of
xcb-util: libxcb, the core X protocol library, and some of the extension
xcb-util: libraries. These experimental libraries provide convenience functions
xcb-util: and interfaces which make the raw X protocol more usable. Some of the
xcb-util: libraries also provide client-side code which is not strictly part of
xcb-util: the X protocol but which have traditionally been provided by Xlib.
xcb-util: License: MIT
xcb-util: Authors: http://xcb.freedesktop.org/
xcb-util: Website: http://xcb.freedesktop.org/
Package Size: 57K
Installed Size: 430K
xproto: xproto is part of X11.
xproto: For more information about the X.Org Foundation (the providers of the
xproto: X.Org implementation of the X Window System), see their website:
After testing these packages please take a moment to come back and post to this thread and let us know how they work for you.