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Matchbox (window manager)

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Matchbox (window manager)

Original author(s) Matthew Allum
Developer(s) OpenedHand, Yocto Project
Initial release April 13, 2007 (2007-04-13)
Stable release 2 / April 9, 2012 (2012-04-09)
Operating system Linux
Available in C[1]
Type X window manager
License GPL v2+
Website .orgmatchbox-project

Matchbox is a free and open source window manager for the X Window System. It is mainly intended for embedded systems and differs from most other window managers in that it only shows one window at a time. It is being used in the Maemo on Nokia Internet Tablets, the Neo 1973 smartphone based on Openmoko, the Vernier LabQuest handheld data acquisition device for science education, as well as on the XO-1 of the One Laptop Per Child Project.[2] It has been replaced on later OLPC software builds by Metacity.[3]

Matchbox 2

Matchbox Window Manager II is a complete rewrite of the original m-w-m. It is in early stages of development.


See also


  1. ^ The Matchbox Open Source Project on Ohloh. Retrieved on 2013-09-19.
  2. ^ "Behind the OLPC price bump: better hardware". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2007-07-27. 
  3. ^ "Sugarlabs Features/Metacity". 

External links

  • .orgmatchbox-project
  • .org.yoctoprojectgit
  • Matchbox (window manager) at Launchpad
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