abduco & dvtm: session and tiling window management for the console

Marc André Tanner

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We will illustrate how Unix design principles are applied to combine
multiple tools in order to provide a powerful working environment suitable for both /dev/console and SSH sessions.

Advantages and limitations of the approach will be discussed and contrasted
with alternatives such as GNU screen and tmux.

The history of tiling window management will briefly be recapitulated.
Concepts such as layouts or tagging which are employed by dvtm (and
other popular X11 WMs) will be introduced.

Current issues and further plans for the projects will be discussed.
The hope is to work on these in a hacking session during the weekend.