Blog Posts and Recent Articles

  • New Software Listing – Chess for the terminal!

    New Software Listing – Chess for the terminal!

    CBoard is a Console/Curses PGN file browser, editor and interface to chess engines supporting the XBoard protocol. It supports SAN move format with annotations including RAV, NAG, single and multi-line comments along with the FEN tag which can be edited by arranging pieces on the …
  • Critical release of libviper version 2.1.8

    Critical release of libviper version 2.1.8

    Version 2.1.8 fixes an important issue with color mappings on terminal types that support 256 colors.  Until recently, not many terminals supported this.  After I upgraded to Bionic Beaver (xubuntu 18.04 LTS) I was quickly finding that most terminals were.  This was causing VWM to …
  • Viper Window Manager 3.1.1 Released

    Viper Window Manager 3.1.1 Released

    It’s been a long time coming, but I’ve just released version 3.1.1 of VWM.  There’s an important bugfix if for those using the mouse.  There’s also a new version of libviper that was released which will make VWM run correctly on terminals supporting 256 colors.  …
  • Vlock 2.2.4 released!  Adds a Matrix like screensaver.

    Vlock 2.2.4 released! Adds a Matrix like screensaver.

    Version 2.2.4 of the Console Craze fork of vlock has been released.  This version includes a port of the awesome cmatrix novelty as a screensaver.  The version is somewhat stripped down to run under VWM.  Additional functionality from cmatrix will be added in the future. …
  • Vlock has forked!  New features!

    Vlock has forked! New features!

    Because vlock is such a wonderful compliment to VWM the tool has been forked by Console Craze.  A new screensaver has been added as well.  The all too familiar SL train can be invoked as a screensaver.