Alex Wallis (awol) dies. Age 55.

[ For those of you who don’t know the sad news, please read below. I’m a little slow in including it here, although the relevant information has already been sent out by me to the FVWM mailing-lists. Some of you won’t be on those lists though, and I know many of you here are at least aware of FVWM-themes. – Thomas Adam ]

Dear all,

It is with regret and sadness that I have just found that that Alex
Wallis (or ‘awol’ as he was perhaps better known by many on IRC)
passed away last night. He was 55.

He will be sorely missed by those of us who knew him. He founded the
#fvwm IRC channel and for years he and I were the sole bearers in that
channel watching it grow as it has. He liked that aspect very much.

He also worked hard on fvwm-themes in the early days, creating his own
theme which he would promote tirelessly to new users of FVWM. He was
a strong believer in FVWM, and I think it’s that which many here will

Alex saw something in me I do not, and that is faith and respect. He
would promote my efforts of FVWM. I shall miss that.

Requiescat in pace

Despite I have not met Alex, I am happy to share here a small part of his project and life.

My sincere condolences

Condolence to the family and friends of Sir Alex Wallis.