[xmonad] Re: Automatic configuration
spencerjanssen at gmail.com
Wed Jul 16 13:39:51 EDT 2008
On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 12:44:42PM -0300, Maurício wrote:
>> Please point out any documentation that contradicts "~/.xmonad/xmonad.hs".
>> Spencer Janssen
> My distribution uses version 0.6 of xmonad. It's 'man' page says:
> xmonad is customized by creating a custom Config.hs and (re)compiling
> the source code. After recompiling, ’restart’ is used to fork the new
> version, with changes reflected immediately."
I do know that this is not the case in the current darcs version. I don't know
whether we made a mistake in 0.6, or if your distro incorrectly modified the
> But the point is that distributions sometimes do have to change some
> code. Configuration examples in documentation are not supposed to "just
> work". An automatic configuration, however, is. For instance, installing
> xmonad-config package would require xmonad-contrib, so that any
> generated configuration would find required modules.
Why shouldn't configuration examples in documentation "just work"? Any distro
package that isn't compatible with example configs is broken.
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