In Unix computing, IceWM is a window manager for the X Window System graphical infrastructure, written by Marko Maček. It was coded from scratch in C++ and is released under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License. It is relatively lightweight in terms of memory and CPU usage, and comes with themes that allow it to imitate the UI of Windows 95, OS/2, Motif, and other graphical user interfaces. (Source: Wikipedia)
IceWM è disponibile in [extra] ed è installabile tramite pacman:
# pacman -S icewm
In alternativa, l'ultima versione del branch testing (Template:Package AUR) e la versione CVS (Template:Package AUR) sono disponibili in AUR. Questa versioni aggiungono nuove caratteristiche come il supporto a RandR.
Although IceWM configuration is originally text-based, there are GUI-based tools available, notably icewm-utils in [community]. However these tools are relatively old and most users prefer to simply edit the text configuration files.
$ mkdir ~/.icewm/ $ cp -R /usr/share/icewm/* ~/.icewm/
MenuMaker (available in [Community]) is a Python script that automatically populates your applications menu based on what is installed in your system. Although this may result in a menu filled with many unwanted applcations, it may still be preferable to manually editing the menu configuration file. When running MenuMaker, use the -f flag to overwrite an existing menu file:
# mmaker -f icewm
Although some themes are included by default, there is a much larger and better selection in the verified icewm-themes package in the repository. Although many have a spartan, 'old Windows' feel, some (ElbergBlue, liquid, etc.) have a more modern look.
You can also visit box-look.org for more themes.
It should be noted that IceWM is a window manager only and therefore does not include a file manager. PCManFM and Rox Filer enable desktop icons, but iDesk can also be used to achieve this functionality.