[xmonad] xmonad development (was: something in particular)

Ramon Diaz-Uriarte rdiaz02 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 8 23:35:19 CET 2011

Jonas, thanks. You were right. It was straightforward (Debian includes
cabal-install) and I did not notice any change (which is good!) after
xmonad --recompile; xmonad --restart.



On Tue, 8 Nov 2011 15:52:21 +0100,Jonas Bygdén <jonaslistor at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ramon,

> On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 15:27, Ramon Diaz-Uriarte <rdiaz02 at gmail.com> wrote:

> >
> > But now, when I read that 0.9 is obsolete (my current version, running
> > Debian, is 0.9.2-2) and that I should grab the one in darcs, etc, etc, and
> > possibly start fiddling around... well, I really don't feel tempted at all
> > to try that right now (and I will, at least for now, feel solace in the
> > "if it ain't broken, don't fix it").
> >
> >
> I've followed the discussion for quite a while now, and realized that my
> "stock" xmonad (as delivered from ubuntu) has been outdated for years. I've
> felt the same way (i.e. "if it ain't broke, don't try to fix it") because
> it's just worked. I'm "just" a sysadm, and not a programmer, so I feel (as
> others have pointed out in this thread) more than a little intimidated by
> haskell.

> Today however, with the fantastically simple explanation from Wirt Wolff
> earlier in this thread on how to build it with cabal from darcs, I decided
> to give it a go.

> It really was as simple as Wirt describes. With a minimum of modification
> to my setup (mv /usr/bin/xmonad /usr/bin/.xmonad;ln -s
> /home/jonas/.cabal/bin/xmonad /usr/bin/xmonad), I'm now running the "latest
> and greatest" from darcs - integrated with
> gnome3<http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Xmonad/Using_xmonad_in_Gnome#Gnome3>
> and
> with xmonad-log-applet integrated in gnome3-panel.

> It was a lot easier than I had expected.

> Give it a go, it's easy to revert (just undo the rename and link) in case
> there's problems.

> /Jonas
Ramon Diaz-Uriarte
Department of Biochemistry, Lab B-25.
Facultad de Medicina (UAM)
Arzobispo Morcillo, 2
28029 Madrid

Phone: +34-91-497-2412

Email: rdiaz02 at gmail.com
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