[xmonad] Re: Automatic configuration
spencerjanssen at gmail.com
Wed Jul 16 00:35:10 EDT 2008
On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 06:54:35PM -0300, Maurício wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> What about if some next xmonad release comes
> >> with an automatic configurator? It could
> >> work like that:
> >> xmonad-config --default
> >> xmonad-config --gnome
> >> xmonad-config --ubuntu-gnome
> >> xmonad-config --kde
> >> (...)
> > I like the principle but not the execution of this idea. What
> > would the internals of that program look like? It's just a list
> > of pre-made xmonad.hs files, and it spits one out based on the
> > command-line argument.
> Sure, that's the idea! That program would select from a list of
> pre-made xmonad.hs files, and then do the most difficult thing
> when configuring xmonad: place it in the right place. This is
> actually the main problem I would like to solve. I needed just a
> few attempts to get a working configuration file, but hours to
> find where it should be. 'man' files, xmonad web page and my
> distribution package use different and contradicting conventions
> about that.
> The nice thing about a "xmonad-config" is that it could be adapted
> to different distributions, without messing with the main source.
Please point out any documentation that contradicts "~/.xmonad/xmonad.hs".
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