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A screenshot of JWM on Puppy Linux
Developer(s) Joe Wingbermuehle
Stable release 2.3.2 / September 13, 2015 (2015-09-13)
Written in C
Operating system Unix-like
Type Window manager
License GPL v2
Website //jwm/

JWM (Joe's Window Manager) is a lightweight stacking window manager for the X Window System written by Joe Wingbermuehle. JWM is written in C and uses only Xlib at a minimum. Configuration is by editing an XML file; no graphical configuration is supplied.

Support for the following can be added as compile-time options:

It provides an interface similar to Windows 98 and it can support some GNOME, Motif and Extended Window Manager Hints.

JWM is the default window manager used in Damn Small Linux version 4.x, Puppy Linux and SliTaz GNU/Linux (< 2.0).

The Joe of JWM is not the same Joe as the Joe of JOE.

See also


  • Hagen Höpfner (August 2005) Simple AND Light. JWM Window Manager, Linux Magazine, issue 57, pp. 80–82

External links

  • Official website
  • JWM on GitHub
  • JWM on Sourceforge
  • SVN snapshots of the latest JWM beta

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