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Hobby software being what it is, there is no centralized place to have documentation.  Everyone turns to search engines, which means that user-contributed documentation can go anywhere online.. and it doesn't matter where.

This means that any project which attempts to centralize user documentation will be forced to reach out onto the net and cache their contributions from outside sources.  freedesktop.org is our timely example! (wmctrl)

If the original user documentation is updated, or new documentation is created, then that central resource goes out of date.

But is there hope?  Not at all!  =)

An enthusiastic user can only hope to contribute directly to the project.  Failing that, they have private notes or hopefully blog.. and that's one big mess.

Oh well..

wmctrl user documentation.

  • These notes were created under wmctrl 1.07

    • I did not record the distribution (or version) that I was running at the time. Perhaps Unity Linux or PCLinuxOS.
    • wmctrl's changelog claims that 1.08 was released 2005-10-10, but it does not have a download link to that version.
  • NOTE - The transition from one format to another might mean there are odd mistakes (missing spaces, incorrect characters) in this document. Please Contact Me if you have any issues or you'd like an update.

    • This is probably the best piece of documentation on wmctrl and I demand perfection out of my docs. I'm the kind of guy who will put two spaces after a period in HTML (where the second is discarded).
  • An early version of this was partially-mirrored at https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/wmctrl/ (with my permission)
  • For the rant on users needing to create the documentation for the software they use, see

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