[Xmonad] darcs patch: fix typo. (and 1 more)

Donald Bruce Stewart dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Sun Apr 15 19:11:11 EDT 2007

> David Roundy <droundy at darcs.net> writes:
> >On Sun, Apr 15, 2007 at 03:21:26AM -0500, Spencer Janssen wrote:
> >>I'm tabling this one for now, because:
> >> - xmonad is in a feature freeze until 0.1 (coming soon)
> >> - it warrants a good discussion about the aim of xmonad 
>      (features,
> >>minimalism, etc).
> >
> >Agreed.  Hopefully we (you?) can come up with a minimal core 
>  that is
> >nevertheless sufficiently extensible that a suitable Config.hs 
> file can do
> >anything a reasonable person would want.
> >-- 
> >David Roundy
> Yes, definitely. I think the best idea would be to have that 
> stable extensible core, and let people swap around variants of 
> Config.hs, perhaps including the better ones in the 
> repository. ie, you could have a Ratpoison-style Config.hs, an Ion 
> style Config.hs, etc. I think the editor yi does something similar 
> with different keymap personalities for the emacsers & vimers 
> among us. The question is, what's left to add?  Right now, the 
> biggest lack which I can identify in Xmonad as compared to my old 
> Ratpoison/Stumpwm setup is the lack of any sort of status bar or 

Agreed. Our plan for this is to dump the xmonad state to disk, and use
an external hacked version of dmenu to display this state, along with
other strings from stdin. That way the status bar is entirely optional,
and configurable independently.

> display area where I can dump the output of 'top -n 1' or 'uptime' 
> an' so on. Input seems handle-able by dmenu (despite a bad habit 
> of changing apostrophes to backticks) and similar programs so 
> output is the problem.

Simiarly, a run program would be welcome.

> (Although, I'm not entirely pleased with Config.hs since it keeps 
> changing and inducing conflicts, but I suppose that's what I get 
> for changing a lot of defaults and adding stuff.)

Yes. This is an interesting issue. 
Not sure what the best approach to solve it is: using cpp or other
preprocessing to generate Config.hs doesn't appeal to me.

-- Don

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