SCREEN - window manager
Tue Sep 24 03:26:42
SCREEN - Links
Some more links to related projects.
- GNU Project on SCREEN
Michael Schroeder Michael.Schroeder@informatik.uni-erlangen.de 011206:
Screen is *not* a
GNU project -
but a GNU program
(aka GNU software).
That's why it is in the pub/gnu directory of ftp.gnu.org.
rms sent us an email last year that starts with
"I hereby dub Screen a GNU program." ;-)
- ratpoison [2001-05-07]
ratpoison is a window manager for Windows
which has the same basic idea like screen -
switch between windows easily. no mosue required.
- Marino Duregon mduregon(at)pdx.medscapeinc.com
told me about ratpoison.
i havent tried it yet - feedback is welcome!
Other terminal managers
Other useful tools for work on terminals.
splitvt has somewhat become intergrated with SCREEN now
as you can now split windows horizontally.
(no, vertical split is sometimes asked for
but has not yet been implemented - sorry!)
"This program takes any VT100 terminal window and splits it into two shell
windows, one on top and one on bottom. It allows you to watch two terminal
sessions at once, which can be very useful whenever you want more screen
real-estate without messing with windows."
- Home Page:
52 Nov 14 1996 splitvt-1.6.3.tar.MD5
57692 Nov 14 1996 splitvt-1.6.3.tar.gz
4437 Nov 14 1996 splitvt-SECURITY-ANNOUNC
- synergy [2002-09-06]
synergy: [noun] a mutually advantageous conjunction of distinct elements
Synergy lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple
computers with different operating systems, each with its own display,
without special hardware. It's intended for users with multiple computers
on their desk since each system uses its own monitor(s).
Redirecting the mouse and keyboard is as simple as moving the mouse off the
edge of your screen. Synergy also merges the clipboards of all the systems
into one, allowing cut-and-paste between systems. Furthermore, it synchronizes
screen savers so they all start and stop together and, if screen locking is
enabled, only one screen requires a password to unlock them all.
Learn more about how it works.
Synergy is open source and released under the GNU Public License (GPL)
- twin [2002-06-01]
"Twin is a text-mode windowing environment: it draws and manages
text windows on a text-mode display, like X11 does for graphical
windows. It has a built-in window manager and terminal emulator,
and can be used as server for remote clients in the same style as X11.
It can display on Linux console, on X11 and inside itself."
- Author: Massimiliano Ghilardi max(at)Linuz.sns.it
Small+Tiny Window Managers
Even if you should use an X window system -
there are nice and small windows managers out there.
Who needs Gnome and KDE, anyway?
- small window manager (swm)
"VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing. It is, in essence, a remote
display system which allows you to view a computing 'desktop' environment
not only on the machine where it is running, but from anywhere
on the Internet and from a wide variety of machine architectures."
- TightVNC [2002-09-24]
An Enhanced VNC Distribution.
Local cursor handling.
Efficient compression algorithms.
Configurable compression levels.
Optional JPEG compression.
Web browser access.
Operating under Unix and Windows.
Advanced Properties dialog in WinVNC.
Security and reliability fixes.
Automatic SSH tunneling on Unix.