FVWM-Crystal aims to create an easy to use, eye-candy but also powerful desktop environment for Linux or other Unix-like operating systems. It uses following programs: FVWM as a window manager and "main core", different ways to provide icons on the desktop including support for many file managers and custom commands, xterm, aterm, mrxvt or urxvt as terminal emulators, MPD or XMMS2 as music players (there's built-in support for controlling these programs), and several other tools for different functions, like setting a wallpaper or making screen shots.

More information about requirements can be found on the download page.


Current version: 3.4.0

This release brings new exiting features and many bug fixes: Support for hibernation/resume via pm-utils, The AlsaMixer mixer control can use any ALSA 'Volume' controls present in the system. New XDG menu (only with fvwm cvs at that time). Support for more image types with the application menu generation. Support for urxvtd (the urxvt terminal in daemon mode). New preference to start wanted applications in full screen. New UTF-8 Frison and Dutch translations - Thanks to Alwin for that!

The remaining fixes and improvements are numerous, among others support for simple-mtpfs and arbitrary directories, updated German translation by Thomas Funk, updated French translation,

And many other fixes I forget to mention, see the NEWS and ChangeLog files for details.


[Softpedia Pick Award]