Cagebreak – Wayland Tiling Compositor inspired by Ratpoison

Cagebreak is a Wayland tiling compositor.

The goal of this project is to provide a successor to ratpoison for Wayland users. However, this is no reimplementation of ratpoison.

It allows for the screen to be split into non-overlapping tiles and, in contrast to the original ratpoison, has native support for multi-workspace operation.

All interactions between the user and cagebreak are done via the keyboard.

Configuration of this behaviour is specified in the $XDG_CONFIG_PATH/cagebreak/config file (See cagebreak-config(5)).

Scripting support is provided through the IPC socket specified in the environment variable $CAGEBREAK_SOCKET. The syntax accepted through this socket is identical to that of the configuration file (see cagebreak-config(5)). Errors which occur during interaction over IPC channel are displayed in a message box at the top right of the screen.

Cagebreak is free and open source software.

Support: FAQ
Developer: The Cagebreak authors
License: MIT License

Cagebreak is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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