wmappl now uses the GNU autotools to aid in portability and simplify compilation and installation.
tar -xvzf wmappl-0.70.tar.gz
The configure script accepts the standard configure options as well as a --disable-tooltips option (run './configure --help' for a list). The following example would configure wmappl to install in /usr rather than /usr/local as well as disable the tooltip feature:
./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-tooltips
make make install
This will install wmappl, man pages, and a library of 16x16 xpms for use with wmappl.top