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AfterStep window manager
Basic data

Current  version 2.2.12
(June 10, 2013)
operating system all POSIX compatible ( Linux / BSD / Unix-like )
programming language C.
category Window manager
License GPL ( Free Software )

AfterStep is a window manager based on FVWM . It was designed to mimic the look and feel of the NeXTStep operating system by incorporating its useful features, including virtual screens and a docking feature called "the Wharf".

AfterStep and NeXTStep

  • NeXTSTEP-like title bar, title buttons, frames and corners
  • Wharf is a very well crafted version of GoodStuff's FVWM window manager
  • Menu in NeXTSTEP design (windows are a kind of pop-up service on the main window)
  • Icons in NeXTSTEP design (... are built into the program, which guarantees a constant NeXTSTEP appearance)

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. The afterstep Open Source Project on Open Hub: Languages Page . In: Open Hub . (accessed on July 18, 2018).