[Xmonad] [HUMOR] xmonad useless without programming skills ?
xj2106 at columbia.edu
Fri Sep 14 19:35:22 EDT 2007
Alex Tarkovsky <alextarkovsky at gmail.com> writes:
> Ideally a GUI-based configuration utility could be offered -- xmonad is
Practically, that's nearly impossible. Just imagine how it
could be done to actually using a GUI-based configuration
utility to do all the work of Emacs lisp.
> an X11 application after all. If designed well, it could
> capture the flexibility of Config.hs. As for text file
Take an example of a window manager. There is not a useful
GUI-based utility to configure FVWM. Only those window
managers that have really few choices for users may have a
beautifully designed utility. But those are barely
> based configuration, the traditional UNIX option=value
> style is probably too limiting, so I concede that
I second that, since the option=value style is likely to
introduce a new language -- most of the programs are moving
to XML, though.
> Config.hs should probably stick around for the more
> intrepid users.
It would be possible to make a GUI-based utility to
configure some simple behaviours through some variables.
However, maintaining a Config.hs file is indispensable to
make xmonad highly configurable.
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