[xmonad] Patch: changes in Prompt and new module

Carlos López Camey c.lopez at kmels.net
Thu Aug 2 02:30:49 CEST 2012

Oh, interesting. Thanks for the note.

I don't know if the communication is asynchronous but I would guess
so.. I will check and I hope not. Are you (or Brandon) normally in

2012/6/29  <wagnerdm at seas.upenn.edu>:
> You could consider sending a patch to xmonad-extras if you want to add
> something with extra dependencies. A dependency on dbus makes me especially
> wary, though. If you only need to send things on dbus or can do your sends
> and receives synchronously, you should be fine; but if you need to send and
> receive asynchronously, you're a bit out of luck: xmonad currently runs on a
> single OS thread, which will be blocking in an X call most of the time.
> ~d
> Quoting Carlos López Camey <c.lopez at kmels.net>:
>> Hello,
>> please find attached the following patch.
>> I have a question in case it gets applied. I'd like to improve the
>> mode to search for files (locate isn't fast/good enough). So far I
>> thought of tracker [0] and recollq [1] but as noted none seemed 100%
>> right. I thought of loading the db written by 'updatedb' in the memory
>> [2] but I don't know if that's acceptable as xmonad tries to stay
>> lightweight.
>> cheers,
>>  Carlos
>> [0] it would be fast, but it needs to add dbus as a dependency
>> http://projects.gnome.org/tracker/
>> [1] the query language doesn't apply to file *names* only (it works to
>> search for terms *in* files) http://www.lesbonscomptes.com/recoll/
>> [2] my mlocate.db is 37M for a 1.5TB disk
>> Comments on the patch:
>> -------------
>> 2 patches for repository http://code.haskell.org/XMonadContrib:
>> Thu Jun 28 12:17:49 CEST 2012  c.lopez at kmels.net
>>   * Changes on XPrompt:
>>       * Adds mkPromptWithModes, creates a prompt given a list of modes
>> (list of XPType).
>>       * Adds Setting `alwaysHighlight` to defaultXPConfig. When set to
>> true, autocompletion always highlight the first result if it is not
>> highlighted.
>>   Adds module XMonad.Actions.Launcher. This module allows to combine
>> and switch between instances of XPrompt. It includes a default set of
>> modes which require the programs `hoogle`, `locate` and `calc` to be
>> installed to work properly.
>> Thu Jun 28 13:45:33 CEST 2012  c.lopez at kmels.net
>>   * Removes warnings, adds a browser value for LauncherConfig in
>> haddock comments
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