[Xmonad] Re: ANNOUNCE: xmonad 0.3

Neil Mitchell ndmitchell at gmail.com
Wed Sep 5 12:07:57 EDT 2007


It is possible to write a window manager for Windows - I did so years
ago: http://www.nmitchell.co.uk/programs/sysutils.htm - BlueDock.

You don't need to run inside a Gtk window, but you do need to do a lot
of hook programming, which is fiddly and brittle, and requires an
external .dll, which Haskell currently can't create.



On 9/5/07, Geoffrey Alan Washburn <geoffw at cis.upenn.edu> wrote:
> Peter Verswyvelen wrote:
> > Looks really nice, but if I understand it correctly it is specific for
> > X, so does not work on Windows?
> I have not tried it, but in theory you should be able to use xmonad as a
> window manager for X11 applications in Windows.  However, you cannot use
> xmonad to manage Windows applications.  I have seen some interesting
> customizations of window management in Vista, so it is conceivable that
> if the correct hooks are available, and if the X11 portion of xmonad
> were abstracted out, it would be possible to write an alternate backend
> for Windows applications.
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