[Haskell-cafe] Is XMonad still developed or with a current maintainer?

Alfredo Di Napoli alfredo.dinapoli at gmail.com
Tue Nov 6 12:33:16 CET 2012

Ah! The choice of an "official" maintainer is secondary, imo. It could be
any of you, me, or whatever. I think that what is really important is to
have a centralized point of convergence :)


On 6 November 2012 12:31, Alfredo Di Napoli <alfredo.dinapoli at gmail.com>wrote:

> The point is, I think it would be beneficial for XMonad to merge efforts
> in one one point.
> For this reason I've contacted Adam (the current maintainer) and asked him
> if I could co-maintain XMonad.
> The point is trying to make all our efforts in only one point. This is an
> excerpt of what I've told him:
> Thanks for the quick reply. if you would like to, we can co-maintain
>> Xmonad. I've been using it for six months now and became such an invaluable
>> tool that Os X aqua interface sucks when I use it :)
>> I will be pretty busy until the end of the year, because I just landed a
>> new job abroad and I'm in the process of relocating, bUt i'll have plenty
>> of spare time this winter to hack on Xmonad.
>> I have great plans for our lovely window manager, including:
>> 1) a new website, the current is nice but too geeky and "old". Capturing
>> user interest through a cool website is very important imho
>> 2) move Xmonad repo to github. this may sound heretical, but a lot of
>> people (me included) are put off by Darcs. Git and github is such an
>> effective tool that can't be ignored any longer. Furthermore, there is a
>> lot of hype this days for osxmonad, which apparently build upon Xmonad,
>> reusing it as much as possible. They are on github too. Working thightly
>> with them we could create a family of product, with a bulk core
>> (microkernel) and different adaption layer according to the Os (linux
>> rather then mac os x)
> Your fork could be a starting point, we could merge everything under one,
> centralized repo on github, switching for a user based account to an
> organization profile (XMonadWM or simply XMonad are two possible names, for
> example).
> As soon as I get a reply for Adam I'll inform you!
> Bye!
> A.
> On 6 November 2012 12:23, Johan Brinch <brinchj at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 8:38 AM, Alfredo Di Napoli
>> <alfredo.dinapoli at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > looking at the Darcs repo it seems that something is happening, but
>> XMonad
>> > wasn't updated in a year on Hackage and everything seems to be still.
>> > Is XMonad still actively developed? If yes, who is the current
>> maintainer?
>> > It would be good to have him listed in the Hackage package description,
>> in
>> > order to contact him.
>> > Atm there is one generic email that seems not to be read very often :)
>> >
>> Me and a couple others from the University of Copenhagen are running a
>> fork of both XMonad and XMonadContrib here:
>> https://github.com/reenberg/xmonad
>> https://github.com/reenberg/XMonadContrib
>> Jesper Reenberg is in charge and we're patching bugs in our spare
>> time. We're both running this version daily (it's not bug free, but
>> it's stable "enough").
>> --
>> Johan Brinch
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