[Xmonad] darcs patch: ManageHook list interface (and 1 more)
sjanssen at cse.unl.edu
Wed Oct 17 01:14:34 EDT 2007
On Thursday 11 October 2007 18:06:22 mail at joachim-breitner.de wrote:
> Sat Oct 6 18:03:24 CEST 2007 mail at joachim-breitner.de
> * ManageHook list interface
> This patch implements the proposed manageLog interface outlined in
> Note that all the Data.Monoid stuff is just to avoid writing
> foldl (.) id
> as mconcat. Maybe foldl (.) id is nicer in this case.
> I’m not sure if I put the ManageHook type declaration in the right spot.
> I did not adjust any plugins to the new interface, although the recently
> commited ManageDocks.hs by chance already had this interface :-)
> The Config.hs could probably need some example, as soon as some plugins
> use this interface
> > -- Add hooks from imported extensions, e.g.
> > manageHooks = [ floatGimp, manageDocksHook ]
This removes important functionality: the ability for users to write simple
window management rules without mucking about with getClassHints and such. I
do think we need a way to compose management rules, but we can't compromise
the simple user-facing interface.
> Fri Oct 12 00:53:26 CEST 2007 mail at joachim-breitner.de
> * Hook for broadcastMessage messages
> this patch adds a new hook, messageHook. This patch should probably not
> go into the darcs repository (because this is a very specific hook), at
> least not before 0.4 and not before a proper hook interface is in place.
> Nevertheless it is needed by people who want to try the interactive
> EwhmDesktops, see the patch against contrib coming in next.
Typically we've stuck event handling things in layouts and layout modifiers.
Not sure whether an explicit hook or reusing layouts is better.
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