herbstluftwm 0.9.3 Tiling window manager for X11

herbstluftwm is a manual tiling window manager for X11 using Xlib and GLib. Its main features are:

  • The layout is based on splitting frames into subframes which can be split again or can be filled with windows (similar to i3 or musca).

  • Tags (or workspaces or virtual desktops or …) can be added/removed at runtime. Each tag contains an own layout.

  • Exactly one tag is viewed on each monitor. The tags are monitor independent (similar to Xmonad).

  • It is configured at runtime via IPC calls from herbstclient. So the configuration file is just a script which is run on startup (similar to wmii or musca).