[xmonad] Recommended setup for coding
hofmann2004 at arcor.de
Sat Jan 23 13:23:16 EST 2010
I have just found this tutorial:
which answers a lot of my questions.
Am Samstag, den 23.01.2010, 15:33 +0100 schrieb Ralph Hofmann:
> Thanks for clearing this up, Quentin.
> I have cabal-install already installed from hackage, but I am not yet
> sure, how it plays together with darcs. When I enter "cabal list
> xmonad", I get some xmonad packages. Is this already the darcs-version?
> By the way: How to remove packages correctly with cabal? There is no
> Am Samstag, den 23.01.2010, 12:20 +0100 schrieb Quentin Moser:
> > If you aren't planning anything large-scale, you can use any XMonad
> > install and create
> > modules in your ~/.xmonad/lib directory, which is in the search path
> > when XMonad compiles your config. So, for example:
> > ~/.xmonad/lib/XMonad/Layout/ANewLayout.hs
> > ~/.xmonad/lib/XMonad/Util/SomeUtilityStuff.hs
> > You can import these in your xmonad.hs as if they were part of
> > xmonad-contrib. Using the same hierarchy as the rest of XMonad also
> > makes it easy to integrate your modules into the xmonad-contrib darcs
> > repo if/when you think they're worth it.
> > There are a number of problems with this simple method though:
> > * XMonad will recompile _all_ your imported lib/* modules on each
> > recompile, so you can't keep too
> > much stuff in there. It will also compile them without optimizations
> > to reduce the recompilation time,
> > and Haskell without optimization isn't really that fast anymore.
> > * You can't modify current modules in this way (unless you want to
> > "overlay" them with a completely
> > new one).
> > * You still need to cabal-install the darcs version when you want to
> > publish patches, since you need
> > to test them at least once against the current head.
> > So if you find yourself writing a lot of modules, or sending patches
> > to xmonad-contrib regularly, you'll need to work with cabal-install
> > and the xmonad-contrib darcs repo. It's still fairly simple:
> > * Perform your modifications in the darcs directory.
> > * Type "cabal install" at its top-level when you're done with a change.
> > * "xmonad --recompile" to recompile your xmonad.hs using the new lib.
> > * And you're working in a darcs repo, so you have version control handy.
> > As for the Haskell Platform, it contains cabal-install so if you can't
> > find a cabal-install package for Ubuntu you can install that instead.,
> > but there's nothing else you need in it.
> > Hope it helps
> > Quentin
> > On Sat, Jan 23, 2010 at 10:50 AM, Ralph Hofmann <hofmann2004 at arcor.de> wrote:
> > > I would like to try some haskell coding with xmonad. What is the best
> > > xmonad install for this purpose?
> > >
> > > Is it essential to use the cabal version? What is your opinion about the
> > > "Haskell Platform" instead of ghc -->
> > > http://sporkcode.wordpress.com/2009/07/11/installing-the-haskell-platform-in-ubuntu/?
> > >
> > > So far i am using ghc/xmonad-0.9.1 from debian sid, installed on ubuntu
> > > 9.10. If possible i would like to keep this unchanged, because
> > > everything works fine.
> > >
> > >
> > > Ralph
> > >
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