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I'd like to revert the [http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/?title=Xmonad/Using_xmonad_in_Gnome&diff=20393&oldid=20383 recent changes by Thayer]; I think a FAQ should link to canonical information in categorized pages rather than the other way around. (Also, Thayer did not update the language when cut+pasting to the FAQ!) If there is an issue about duplicating content, I think there should be a new page created for common content among Gnome/KDE/XFCE/etc environments. Better yet we should link to the module docs ([http://xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad-contrib/XMonad-Hooks-ManageDocks.html for example]) rather than duplicate it many times on the wiki. If there is an issue with the content of the module docs, we should fix them; patching via darcs is nearly as easy as wiki-editing. Thoughts? —[[User:Datagrok|Datagrok]] 15:10, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
 
I'd like to revert the [http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/?title=Xmonad/Using_xmonad_in_Gnome&diff=20393&oldid=20383 recent changes by Thayer]; I think a FAQ should link to canonical information in categorized pages rather than the other way around. (Also, Thayer did not update the language when cut+pasting to the FAQ!) If there is an issue about duplicating content, I think there should be a new page created for common content among Gnome/KDE/XFCE/etc environments. Better yet we should link to the module docs ([http://xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad-contrib/XMonad-Hooks-ManageDocks.html for example]) rather than duplicate it many times on the wiki. If there is an issue with the content of the module docs, we should fix them; patching via darcs is nearly as easy as wiki-editing. Thoughts? —[[User:Datagrok|Datagrok]] 15:10, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
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: I'm not sure what 'language' you are referring to, as I did update the title and text to be more appropriate. Did I miss something less obvious? I'm happy to fix it. As for reverting the changes, I'll let someone else make that call, but what I will say is that it doesn't make much sense to include instructions on avoidStruts only under GNOME. I don't use GNOME, but I definitely need avoidStruts info, as do KDE users and for that matter anyone not running a DE period. I placed it in the FAQ simply because it was a more appropriate than the GNOME page and it didn't quite feel like a 'config tip' to me. I agree that the FAQ should be kept brief and to the point, so perhaps we ''should'' reference the module docs instead, so long as they contain a layman's implementation. —[[User:Thayer|Thayer]] 17:29, 2008-04-03 (PST)

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Excellent update! I came back to re-install xmonad to my joy found that all the instruction were already updated! --Jevin

Are these instructions for 0.6 or 0.7? The first paragraph says that these are 0.6 but there has been a lot of changes in the page since the release of 0.7. I am confused --Adityam

I think everything mentioned should work for 0.6, but I have not double-checked to be sure. Give it a try. —Datagrok
It was easier to just install 0.7 :) --Adityam

I'd like to revert the recent changes by Thayer; I think a FAQ should link to canonical information in categorized pages rather than the other way around. (Also, Thayer did not update the language when cut+pasting to the FAQ!) If there is an issue about duplicating content, I think there should be a new page created for common content among Gnome/KDE/XFCE/etc environments. Better yet we should link to the module docs (for example) rather than duplicate it many times on the wiki. If there is an issue with the content of the module docs, we should fix them; patching via darcs is nearly as easy as wiki-editing. Thoughts? —Datagrok 15:10, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

I'm not sure what 'language' you are referring to, as I did update the title and text to be more appropriate. Did I miss something less obvious? I'm happy to fix it. As for reverting the changes, I'll let someone else make that call, but what I will say is that it doesn't make much sense to include instructions on avoidStruts only under GNOME. I don't use GNOME, but I definitely need avoidStruts info, as do KDE users and for that matter anyone not running a DE period. I placed it in the FAQ simply because it was a more appropriate than the GNOME page and it didn't quite feel like a 'config tip' to me. I agree that the FAQ should be kept brief and to the point, so perhaps we should reference the module docs instead, so long as they contain a layman's implementation. —Thayer 17:29, 2008-04-03 (PST)