[xmonad] Patch: changes in Prompt and new module

wagnerdm at seas.upenn.edu wagnerdm at seas.upenn.edu
Thu Aug 2 04:01:20 CEST 2012

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Quoting Carlos López Camey <c.lopez at kmels.net>:

> 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
> IRC?
> 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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