What is GLARBS?

An efficient shell script that will install a fully-featured tiling window manager-based system for any Gentoo based system, without any of the routine of manual post-install processes and configuration. GLARBS can also be installed after a Gentoo base installation, with emerge and layman. It’s targeted to power users, with the goal to make learning about more hardcore aspects of Linux easy and seamless and it also provides a “cool-looking” and efficient, tiling window manager (twm) and keyboard-based workflow right out of the box.

GLARBS is an abbreviation of Luke Smith’s LARBS modified for Gentoo by Et-8 (Emilia Trollros) and Contributors.

Screenshot of GLARBS in Virtualbox


  • Complete the documentation.
  • Write the deploy GLARBS script.
  • Write the ebuilds.
  • Do test installs on ~amd64.
  • Get the ebuilds in Gentoo portage tree.
  • Do test installs on distributions based on Gentoo.

GLARBS license

This asset is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License license.

This work is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the license, or (at your option) any later version. This work is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.