System 59

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Introduction

System 59 is a basic window system together with a basic terminal emulator. It can be a comfortable programming environment if Vim and Bash are all you need to be productive.

System 59 is written in C, runs on Linux, and has few runtime dependencies (systemd-logind, libsystemd, libudev, libdrm).

Here are the user-commands implemented by System 59:

META+ESC Exit.
META+TAB Move focus to the next window.
META+1 Move focus to workspace 1.
META+2 Move focus to workspace 2.
META+3 Move focus to workspace 3.
META+4 Move focus to workspace 4.
META+F1 Switch to VT 1.
META+F2 Switch to VT 2.
META+F3 Switch to VT 3.
META+F4 Switch to VT 4.
META+T Start a terminal emulator in the focused window.
META+G Start an application launcher in the focused window.

Here are the message types in the System 59 client-server protocol:

WELCOME
SHOW
BUFFER_UNLOCKED
KEYBOARD_EVENT
KEYBOARD_ATTACHED
KEYBOARD_DETACHED
RESET
RESET_COMPLETED

Releases

All releases are in the public domain.

0.1 30 Apr 2017 [tar.xz] [browse]