ion windows manager on FreeBSD

Russell Jackson raj at
Fri Oct 2 23:03:54 UTC 2009

Albert Shih wrote:
> Hi all
> I'm trying to compile 
> on my FreeBSD 8.0-RC1 and didn't success....
> I would like to known if anyone can help me make ion work ? Maybe someone
> have the patch file for the ? 
> Long time ago ion ports was kick off from the ports system because the will
> of the developper (please don't troll). I just saw the license just change
> maybe now it's possible to put again ion in the ports system ? 
> I would like to help for the ports but as you can see I unable to build for
> myself.

I think most of us ion refugees have moved on to xmonad. While it isn't quite the same as
ion, the xmonad developers don't have any philosophical issues supporting xft and
xinerama. The only gripe I have is the blasted Haskel config file. Arr!

Russell A. Jackson <raj at>
Network Analyst
California State University, Bakersfield

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