GNU Workspace Manager. NextStep styled desktop for Debian GNU/Linux.

Posted: March 14, 2011. At: 12:50 PM. This was 6 years ago. Post ID: 1100

GNU Workspace Manager.

Just discovered a very cool package that is available for the Debian Linux distribution, the GWorkspace desktop, the GNU Workspace manager. This depicted in the screenshot to the right is an interesting desktop that comes with a file manager and when loaded with Window Maker gives you a fast desktop and you can create new files on the desktop with the file menu you get by right-clicking on the desktop. This is quite different to fluxbox or Windowmaker, but this desktop manager is a file manager rather than a simple window manager as it needs Windowmaker running to be more usable. This is my ~/.xsession file that I use to run this desktop.

wmaker&
exec GWorkspace

Just put this file in your home folder then select the system default desktop session in GDM and the desktop will load as requested. Type sudo apt-get install gworkspace.app gnustep-base-doc gworkspace-apps-wrappers to install this desktop as shown below.

[[email protected]]:~> sudo apt-get install gworkspace.app gnustep-base-doc gworkspace-apps-wrappers 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  cynthiune.app gnustep-back-common gnustep-back0.20 gnustep-back0.20-art gnustep-base-common gnustep-base-runtime gnustep-common gnustep-gpbs
  gnustep-gui-common gnustep-gui-runtime gnustep-make gobjc-4.6 libavifile-0.7c2 libgnustep-base-dev libgnustep-base1.22 libgnustep-gui0.20 libobjc3
  libpopplerkit0 librenaissance0 mknfonts.tool preview.app textedit.app unrar-free viewpdf.app wrapperfactory.app zipper.app
Suggested packages:
  gnustep-make-doc gobjc-4.6-multilib gcc-4.6-doc libobjc3-dbg lyx-common gnumeric konqueror nedit sox vim nvi xfig xine-ui pike
Recommended packages:
  preferences.app latex.service
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  cynthiune.app gnustep-back-common gnustep-back0.20 gnustep-back0.20-art gnustep-base-common gnustep-base-doc gnustep-base-runtime gnustep-common
  gnustep-gpbs gnustep-gui-common gnustep-gui-runtime gnustep-make gobjc-4.6 gworkspace-apps-wrappers gworkspace.app libavifile-0.7c2 libgnustep-base-dev
  libgnustep-base1.22 libgnustep-gui0.20 libobjc3 libpopplerkit0 librenaissance0 mknfonts.tool preview.app textedit.app unrar-free viewpdf.app
  wrapperfactory.app zipper.app
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