Compilation Instructions

The code can be found here: https://codeberg.org/x11cp/x11cp.git

git clone https://codeberg.org/x11cp/x11cp.git && cd x11cp/src/xmtoolbar

Direct compilation

To compile this application, the following command should be used:

make -f makefile.simple

Toplevel Makefile

There is also a wrapper command in the top-level `Makefile` of the repository where this is can be run as:

make xmtoolbar

The following libraries/dependencies are also required. The names of these will vary from each Linux distribution/BSD, hence the names of these libraries are generically specified:


xmtoolbar was written sometime in 1995 – I cannot find the author’s name, apart from ‘Spiff’.

It’s a catchy name, but there were quite a few toolbars like this which emulated fvwm’s goodstuff, which was a forerunner to what is now FvwmButtons.

With xmtoolbar you can build up a panel with pixmap icons (XPMs) and launch programs. In xmtoolbar’s case, this can be done interactively and then the running configuration can be saved to disk for #xmtoolbar to load next time.