[Xmonad] [HUMOR] xmonad useless without programming skills ?

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Fri Sep 14 17:39:52 EDT 2007

> Ideally a GUI-based configuration utility could be offered -- xmonad is
> an X11 application after all. If designed well, it could capture the
> flexibility of Config.hs. As for text file based configuration, the
> traditional UNIX option=value style is probably too limiting, so I
> concede that Config.hs should probably stick around for the more
> intrepid users.

I think a GUI to help set values, from a limited range based on their
types, would be lovely. If someone is motivated enough to do this, the
xmonad devs would happily support it. You could roll it up in gtk2hs in
an hour or two, I'd imagine.

Use the type information in the Config.hs file to determine acceptable
ranges for values, and then have the gui constrain possible inputs to
those ranges: strongly, statically typed config files, with a
domain-specific gui. 

-- Don

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