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Orion 0.2 README					-*- outline -*-

                         Orion window manager

Orion is a window manager for the X11 windowing system. Orion is
written in Scheme and accesses Xlib via the scx library for scsh.
Orion is in fact a family of window managers that can be nested. This
enables great flexibility and efficient handling of X11
applications. Orion currently comes with four child window managers:

- a conventional moving window manager 
- a window manager for stacking windows in a frame
- a window manager for splitting windows horizontally and vertically
- a work space manager

Orion also supports saving the window manager layout and programmatic

* Documentation

The directory doc/ contains a small manual, which lists the standard key
bindings and a description of Orion's configuration files.

* Requirements

Before installing Orion, you need to install the following software:

+ Version 0.6.6 of scsh, the Scheme Shell
  (From <ftp://ftp.scsh.net/pub/scsh/0.6/scsh-0.6.6.tar.gz>)

+ Version 1.1.0 of install-lib, the scsh installation library
  (From <http://lamp.epfl.ch/~schinz/scsh_packages/scsh-install-lib-1.1.0.tar.gz>)

+ Version 0.6 of Sunterlib, the Scheme Untergrund library
  (From <http://savannah.nongnu.org/download/sunterlib/sunterlib-0.6.tar.gz>)

+ Version 0.2 of scx, a GUI library for scsh
  (From <ftp://ftp.scsh.net/pub/scsh/packages/scx/scx-0.2.tar.gz>)

* Installation

Run the script install.scm from the top of the tarball:


The only important option is --prefix to specify a directory where
files are installed. Use the --help options to see all possible

* Support

Please direct questions, comments, answers about Orion to the regular
scsh mailing list at