[xmonad] Project to make tiling window managers more accessible to newcomers

Norbert Zeh nzeh at cs.dal.ca
Fri Apr 10 08:36:09 EDT 2009

On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 02:01:27AM +0200, Jan Vornberger wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 08, 2009 at 09:36:23AM -0700, Don Stewart wrote:
> > Will you be contributing back changes/modifications/... to the main
> > xmonad source? What else can we do to help your effort?
> Oh, one question that just came to mind: What are your suggestions in
> terms of how to set up the development environment? Are you usually
> using something like Xnest to test XMonad during development?
> And is it really necessary to run through the whole 'configure, build,
> install' process everytime there is a code change, like the 'xmonad
> development tutorial' on the wiki suggests?

If you only make changes to some .hs files, but you don't add or remove
modules, you don't need to run configure.  You only build and install.
In this case, the build will only recompile modules that are affected by
the changes you made.  So it is generally pretty fast.


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