[xmonad] Thoughts on the floating layer

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com
Fri Aug 13 08:53:39 EDT 2010

"Jan Vornberger" <Jan.Vornberger at Informatik.Uni-Oldenburg.DE> writes:

> So I'm thinking about how the floating layer can be improved. Looking at
> the implementation, I feel that the floating layer is a little bit
> 'bolted on'. So my proposal: how about changing the core so that it
> allows to specify a _layout_ for managing floating windows?
> At the same time, floating windows could be integrated properly into the
> StackSet data structure. Each workspace should have two stacks
> associated with them: one that contains the windows in the tiled layer
> and the other stack contains the windows in the floating layer.

I believe having two stacks has been the plan for a while; it's just
that it hasn't yet annoyed anyone enough to make them bother to
implement it ;-)

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
Ivan.Miljenovic at gmail.com

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