Stuff that sucks

See the philosophy page about what applies to this page.


These libraries are broken/considered harmful and should not be used if it’s possible to avoid them. If you use them, consider looking for alternatives.

Build Systems


There are many broken X programs. Go bug the developers of these broken programs to fix them. Here are some of the main causes of this brokenness:


If you still need some program which expects a floating WM, use it in floating mode.

The following programs are broken (see rocking stuff for saner alternatives):

See also

The list of harmful software at