[xmonad] Call for xmonad.hs

Gwern Branwen gwern0 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 19 15:59:07 EDT 2008

On 2008.10.19 14:13:49 +0200, Joachim Breitner <mail at joachim-breitner.de> scribbled 1.9K characters:
> Hi,
> Am Samstag, den 18.10.2008, 21:35 -0400 schrieb Gwern Branwen:
> > There're ~30 xmonad.hs's here
> > <http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Xmonad/Config_archive>, but perhaps
> > 1/3 to 1/2 are obsolete or don't compile with darcs XM/XMC (at a very
> > rough guess). I'd like more.
> I can help with that. Do you want more type-check errors, or more syntax
> erors?
> (SCNR)

For most of them, it looks like they're just out-of-date. My count includes a bunch of xmonad.hses which never jumped from 0.4 to 0.5, and obviously from 0.5 to darcs there've been any number of API changes which break them. I'm not sure whether it's worthwhile to update them - if they're not being updated by their user, it's reasonable to infer the user is no longer using XMonad (in which case they aren't useful in considering how to make XMonad users' lives easier) or are using a different config (and then obviously we should care less about a configuration even its creator doesn't want to use).

> > So here's what I would greatly appreciate everyone doing:
> > 1) Upload your config
> > 2) If you've uploaded your config, update it!
> > 3) If you use someone else's config, why not mention it? I'd appreciate knowing who's using what, so I can count the popular configurations proportionately*
> > 4) If you don't want to do any of 1-3, perhaps you could email me privately with your config?
> >
> > Thanks in advance all.
> >
> > * I think it's fair to say that if 10 people are using a particular
> > xmonad.hs, and there's a simplification which could be made, that
> > change should count 10x
> Done,
> http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Xmonad/Config_archive/nomeata%E2%80%99s_xmonad.hs
> Greetings,
> Joachim

Great, thanks. I'm currently not sure whether I'm going to manually download all those configs, or whether I'll do something like put them all into a [[Category:Xmonad.hs]] and then use Pywikipedia to download the wikitext (and then filter out the <haskell></haskell> tags).

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