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

Carsten Mattner carstenmattner at gmail.com
Wed Nov 7 18:20:53 CET 2012

On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 6:15 PM, Joachim Breitner
<mail at joachim-breitner.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> Am Mittwoch, den 07.11.2012, 18:01 +0100 schrieb timothyhobbs at seznam.cz:
>> Please don't be discouraged by this criticism.
> yes, I agree, please do not.
> But what I read out of Brandon’s mails is: It is not a different
> infrastructure that xmonad needs most, it is active and enduring
> maintenance and development. I’ve often seen people get excited about
> taking over a project, throw over a lot of existing infrastructure to
> set up what they want, and when the enthusiasm ebbs down, everything is
> as it is before.
> What I would like to see is new people stepping up to maintain xmonad,
> but within the current infrastructure first. Go through the bugtracker,
> fix bugs (including the hard ones, e.g. focus issues with java and gtk3)
> put out a release of xmonad on hackage (remember, no special permissions
> needed for that!), make it compile with GHC 7.6. Do that for a while

xmonad and XMonadContrib has been working with GHC 7.6
for quite some time now (I believe at least 2 months).

> (say, two months or a little bit more). If you are still doing it by
> that time, you will have earned enough reputation within the xmonad
> community to be considered the “official” project lead and you will be
> most welcome to change the VCS, bugtracker and website to whatever you
> think suits the project more.
> This also prevents the risk of alienating parts of the community by
> rushed changes and effectively creating a fork – one still dormant, but
> considered the real thing by many, and one developing away from it.
> In any case, I wish you’ll succeed in reactivating the xmonad
> development.
> Greetings,
> Joachim
> (with his xmonad Debian package maintainer hat not on, but tucked under
> his arm)
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