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qtile is a tiling window manager written in python. More can be found at the project's website


  • Name: John Dulaney
  • Email: <>
  • Release notes owner:

Current status

Detailed Description

  • Simple, small and extensible. It's easy to write your own layouts, widgets and commands.
  • Configured in Python.
  • Command shell that allows all aspects of Qtile to be managed and inspected.
  • Complete remote scriptability - write scripts to set up workspaces, manipulate windows, update status bar widgets and more.
  • Qtile's remote scriptability makes it one of the most thoroughly unit-tested window mangers around.

Benefit to Fedora

Bring a really slick window manager with an active upstream to Fedora.


  • Proposal owners:


  • Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Release engineering: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

How To Test

  • Install qtile (dnf install qtile)
  • In desktop/session manager, select qtile
  • log in
  • Hit meta(Windows key) - r to bring up launcher on task bar at bottom of screen
  • type firefox and hit enter
  • Firefox should come up
  • Use ctrl-meta-q to log out.

User Experience

Nice, highly configurable, python-y awesomeness!


All dependencies are packaged, upstream has released 0.9.1

Contingency Plan

Package is in repos, change is in place.



Release Notes