[Xmonad] Tabbed layout, xinerama, strange crashing

Donald Bruce Stewart dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Tue Jun 12 04:22:47 EDT 2007

> On Mon, Jun 11, 2007 at 11:39:56AM +1000, Donald Bruce Stewart wrote:
> > Looks like is should be using 'peek' instead of the partial function, 'focus'.
> > I presume David will take care of this soon.
> Any chance we can avoid exporting partial functions from StackSet? It's not
> much use in terms of robustness to quickcheck that StackSet behaves
> properly and then export functions that will kill xmonad if used
> improperly.

Note we don't have a clear API yet -- yet we allow very deep
customisation -- there's a tension there.

> Also nice would be the ability to catch exceptions in the X monad (as
> discussed before).  It seems that xlib crashes when I try to find the width
> of a string.  I'd enjoy not having to log in again when this happens.
> In general, stability seems to be the weakest point of xmonad at the
> moment--contrary to the advertizing.

The core is pretty tough, but contrib modules can do anything -- now
that we allow them to be in X. David, wasn't that your idea? ;)

-- Don

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