Avant Window Navigator (Awn) is a dock-like bar which sits at the bottom of the screen.
Awn is maintained again!
The code has been moved to github. The following repositories hold code related to AWN:
This PPA contains packages for testing:
Bugs & Feature Requests
Please report bugs here https:/
Currently no support is provided for older packages in the Ubuntu or Debian repositories. All bugs that have been fixed in the PPA-provided packages are marked as [Fix Released] in the bug tracker.
If the bug is a feature request, please add "[feature request]" as a prefix to the bug title.
Want to contribute?
There are many 'easy tasks' suitable for new contributors. AWN is primarily a C codebase that is currently slowly moving towards C++ (C++11 included). While we haven't switched to Gtkmm yet, there's plenty of places where the code can be improved by using C++ APIs*. For example:
* use std::string instead of plain gchar* strings
* use boost::filesystem instead of GLib file API
* use standard containers instead of GLib equivalents
Most of such changes are comparatively local and have low risk. Thus you don't need to know the codebase well in order to contribute. Nor you have to be a C++ guru. Just open any *.cc file, search for a gchar* C string being allocated and freed within the same function and change it to std::string. It's just that easy :) All similar contributions are welcome.
* while switching to C++ by itself has little benefit, practices such as RAII vastly reduce the chance of common bugs.
All code Code
- Version control system:
- Programming languages:
- C++, C, Vala, Python
All questions Latest questions
Cannot install AWN - ERROR - you probably have to install development version...
Posted on 2016-03-27
Terrible row/shadow on the screen
Posted on 2015-06-11
How to install awn-extras after update?
Posted on 2013-12-04
Posted on 2013-10-31
AWN 0.4.1 Theme ... always WHITE
Posted on 2012-07-23
All packages Packages in Distributions
avant-window-navigator source package in Squeeze
Version 0.4.0-2 uploaded on 2010-06-24
avant-window-navigator source package in Precise
Version 0.4.1~bzr830-2ubuntu1 uploaded on 2011-12-17
avant-window-navigator source package in Lucid
Version 0.4.0-0ubuntu1 uploaded on 2010-04-11
avant-window-navigator source package in Lenny
Version 0.2.6-7 uploaded on 2008-10-29
All bugs Latest bugs reported
Bug #1538824: Actual "window size" of dock is larger than displayed
Reported on 2016-01-28
Bug #1443361: Compile Fails With Recent Vala Versions (2.2+)
Reported on 2015-04-13
Bug #1411997: Advant Window Navigator 0.4.2
Reported on 2015-01-17
Bug #1409001: Permanent glitch on Zorin 9
Reported on 2015-01-09
Bug #1396780: the up arrow does not work
Reported on 2014-11-26
All blueprints Latest blueprints
awn-session on ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Registered on 2013-11-27
A real auto-hide behaviour
Registered on 2011-10-29
Hooking taskmanager icons to running processes
Registered on 2011-10-03
Stock Ticker shows realtime price from Google finance
Registered on 2011-09-03
Running application icon transparency
Registered on 2011-08-08