Introduction to libwnck

The libwnck package contains a Window Navigator Construction Kit.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.5 platform.

Package Information

libwnck Dependencies


GTK+-2.24.22 and Intltool-0.50.2



gobject-introspection-1.38.0 and GTK-Doc-1.19

User Notes:

Installation of libwnck

Install libwnck by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr \
            --disable-static \
            --program-suffix=-1 &&
make GETTEXT_PACKAGE=libwnck-1

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make GETTEXT_PACKAGE=libwnck-1 install

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.

--program-suffix=-1: This option adds -1 to the end of the names of the installed programs to avoid overwriting the programs installed by libwnck-3.4.7.

GETTEXT_PACKAGE=libwnck-1: This parameter adds -1 to the end of the names of the gettext files installed by the package to avoid overwriting the files installed by libwnck-3.4.7.

--enable-gtk-doc: Use this parameter if GTK-Doc is installed and you wish to rebuild and install the API documentation.


Installed Programs: wnckprop-1 and wnck-urgency-monitor-1
Installed Library:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/libwnck-1.0 and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/libwnck-1.0

Short Descriptions


Print or modify the properties of a screen/workspace/window, or interact with it.

contains functions for writing pagers and task lists.

Last updated on 2014-02-20 10:20:46 -0800