[xmonad] Re: Webpage information and a (practical) tour of the Xmonad Contrib in progress

Ismael Carnales icarnales at gmail.com
Mon Jan 26 13:58:57 EST 2009

Hehe, my original idea was inspired by your "Pimp your XMonad" series
of blog posts, so defintely we can try to do a mashup.

I started writing the draft with this in mind "what are the first
things that a person should want of XMonad after installing it and
trying", that's because statusbar is first, etc, etc. I think we
should try to follow that "logical" way, from more common tweaking to
bizarre things only to show off the power of XMonad :)


On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 2:58 PM, Braden Shepherdson
<Braden.Shepherdson at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ismael Carnales wrote:
>> Hello, first I want to adress that dmenu and gmrun (both in the
>> default keybindings and dmenu mentioned in the guided tour) are not
>> listed as related tools in the download webpage
>> (http://xmonad.org/download.html), i think they belong there.
>> Secondly I'm starting a doc that pretends to be a guided tour
>> lookalike of some of the XMonad Contrib, I'm starting this mainly
>> because I think it's very difficult for newcomers to discover what
>> extra features XMonad provides. Haddock documentation is pretty useful
>> when you know what you are looking for, but when you're looking around
>> to find if some feature is implemented already, the way that the
>> documentation is indexed (by alphabetical order) doesn't help much.
>> The in progress document is located here
>> http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/XMonadContribTour and all are welcomed
>> to contribute/comment/correct/etc.
>> byebye!
> I have some progress on something like this on my blog[1], what I've named
> the Pimp Your XMonad series of posts. The goal is to highlight cool things
> new users might not have known xmonad can do, and how to set them up. It
> grew out of the commonly seen sequence on #xmonad:
> <A> Can xmonad do feature X?
> <B> Yeah, that XMonad.Foo.Bar
> <A> Thanks
> <C> Whoa, it can do that? I never thought that might be possible.
> Perhaps the two should be combined in some way?
> Braden Shepherdson
> shepheb
> [1] http://braincrater.wordpress.com
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