[xmonad] Desktop Environment Integration

Sean Allen sean at monkeysnatchbanana.com
Thu Apr 5 06:12:55 CEST 2012

On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 8:03 PM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 21:38, Sean Allen <sean at monkeysnatchbanana.com>wrote:
>> nothing? <-- and handle all of the above issues manually
>> gnome 2?
>> gnome 3?
>> kde?
> KDE integration is somewhat broken at the moment because of some weird
> extensions to EWMH KDE uses that are not presently handled properly (I have
> a fix for one of them, but have not had a chance to track down another one;
> both make KDE difficult to use properly).
> Gnome 3 integration works more or less by degrading it to its fallback
> mode, which is a particularly ugly (IMO) Gnome 2 setup; sadly, as far as I
> can tell if you have Gnome 3 installed then that's the only option you get.
>  (I have been trying to get it to behave differently with no success so
> far, but that may just be something about Debian testing.)
> Xfce integration as documented in the wiki is out of date... I have no
> details there, sadly.
> At the moment Gnome 2 is probably the best bet, with Gnome 3 fallback as
> the next.
Thanks. This is some of the info I was really in need of.

If I choose to go the none straight xmonad route, gnome 2 would be the way.

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