[xmonad] A community-driven effort to make XMonad better and better

wagnerdm at seas.upenn.edu wagnerdm at seas.upenn.edu
Wed Nov 7 15:26:33 CET 2012

Hi Alfredo,

> As part of this community effort, I would like to find a Wiki, a  
> forum, a ML or an IRC channel when we can talk about the future of  
> XMonad.

We have all of these except a forum:

wiki: http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Xmonad
ML: you're on it, xmonad at haskell.org
IRC channel: #xmonad on Freenode

> As first step, I would like to enhance the XMonad website, with  
> something more "cool" and more 2.0-style.

Perhaps fork the current website and make a proposal by submitting a  
pull request. The repository is here:
I'm not sure I agree that the current website is particularly  
defective, though.

> I would like to discuss an architecture that can modularize XMonad  
> at the point we have a lean, platform-independent microkernel (see  
> the "Microkernel" architectural pattern) and then a whole family of  
> platform dependent product (OSX, Linux, etc).

This is already how xmonad is structured. The xmonad library provides  
a StackSet which is completely divorced from X, and a thin wrapper  
that connects X and a StackSet. If you want to see platform-dependent  
products, feel free to build them on top of xmonad and let us know!


Quoting Alfredo Di Napoli <alfredo.dinapoli at gmail.com>:

> Hi guys,
> after a conversation with the current maintainer (Adam) and some guys at
> the Copenhagen Uni I'm trying to convey XMonad efforts in a single point.
> Therefore, I've created this organization on Github:
> https://github.com/XMonad
> Please share your thoughts in the README repo, fire an issue maybe. The
> plan is to integrate XMonad with the latest patches, together with other
> related product like
> osxmonad.
> Cheers,
> Alfredo

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