[xmonad] Patch: changes in Prompt and new module

wagnerdm at seas.upenn.edu wagnerdm at seas.upenn.edu
Fri Jun 29 21:16:06 CEST 2012

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.


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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