Here I provide some cygwin binary packages for blackbox.
Blackbox 0.70.1 binary tarball
Download blackbox-0.70.1.tar.bz2 (2.2Mb)
tar -xvjf blackbox-0.70.1.tar.bz2 -C /
Edit ~/.xinitrc and add blackbox to your the file. In my case this is the only line in my file.
Fire it up (via
startx) and you should see this
Warning: I had to disable Unicode fonts in blackbox to get it working with cygwin. I have no idea why, but if blackbox tries to use unicode fonts all you get is boxes instead of the correct font renderings.
Blackbox 0.65.0 binary tarball
Blackbox is very lightweight and quick, forget Gnome or KDE. Blackbox and fluxbox are very similar and I normally use one or the other. At the moment fluxbox does not compile under Cygwin.
You can download Blackbox 0.65.0 compiled for cygwin blackbox-0.65.0.tar.bz2 which is 1.062Mb.
Fluxbox 1.0.0 binary tarball
I have built fluxbox for cygwin and tested it on 2 PCs now. I felt I should share it. Heres how to install it.
Firstly you should install cygwin and xorg-base for cygwin.com
Download the fluxbox 1.0.0 tar bz2 file and extract the file into cygwins root.
tar -xvjf fluxbox-1.0.0.tar.bz2 -C /
Now add fluxbox to your
~/.xinitrc file. Mine contains just the one line
Dont forget to ensure the
defaultserverargs value in the
/usr/X11R6/bin/startx file doesnt have the
multiwindow argument. I.e change the line
You should get something like this once you run
Here is the .xmodmap for a German keyboard. Xmodmap-de.html
BitchX also provides binary version for Cygwin. BitchX