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This page is for keeping a record of significant changes in darcs xmonad and xmonad-contrib since the 0.6 release. The idea is to put here a list of things which a user upgrading from 0.6 to 0.7 might like to know, so that they are sure to be included in the 0.7 release notes.
 
This page is for keeping a record of significant changes in darcs xmonad and xmonad-contrib since the 0.6 release. The idea is to put here a list of things which a user upgrading from 0.6 to 0.7 might like to know, so that they are sure to be included in the 0.7 release notes.
   
 
== Changes to the xmonad core ==
 
== Changes to the xmonad core ==
   
* Added a <code>startupHook</code> field to the xmonad configuration record, which is an arbitrary <hask>X ()</hask> action to be run each time xmonad starts (including restarts with mod-q).
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* Added a [http://xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad/XMonad-Core.html#v%3AstartupHook <code>startupHook</code>] field to the xmonad [http://xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad/XMonad-Core.html#t%3AXConfig configuration record], which is an arbitrary [http://xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad/XMonad-Core.html#t%3AX <hask>X ()</hask>] action to be run each time xmonad starts (including restarts with mod-q).
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* More [http://code.haskell.org/xmonad/tests/Properties.hs tests]!
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* Improved [http://xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad-contrib/ documentation]!
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* SIGPIPE is now ignored.
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* mod-shift-tab added to [http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Xmonad/Config_archive/Template_Config.hs default keybindings], to cycle backwards through windows
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* Finally killed bug [http://code.google.com/p/xmonad/issues/detail?id=111 #111] dead! (#111 caused problems which were especially noticeable when clicking on tabs in a tabbed layout).
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* Added a 'stringProperty' query that can be used in [http://www.xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad/XMonad-ManageHook.html manageHooks] to match on any text property of a window.
   
 
== Changes in xmonad-contrib ==
 
== Changes in xmonad-contrib ==
   
* New contrib modules:
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=== New contrib modules===
** XMonad.Layout.WindowArranger provides a simulated "floating" layout allowing you to move and resize windows with the keyboard. See XMonad.Layout.SimpleFloat.
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** XMonad.Layout.Decoration adds general support for decorated windows. See also XMonad.Layout.Tabbed, XMonad.Layout.SimpleDecoration, XMonad.Util.Themes.
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* [http://xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad-contrib/XMonad-Layout-WindowArranger.html XMonad.Layout.WindowArranger] provides a simulated "floating" layout allowing you to move and resize windows with the keyboard. See [http://xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad-contrib/XMonad-Layout-SimpleFloat.html XMonad.Layout.SimpleFloat].
** XMonad.Actions.CycleSelectedLayouts allows you to cycle between a
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** XMonad.Layout.IM --- new layout useful with IM programs.
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* [http://xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad-contrib/XMonad-Layout-Decoration.html XMonad.Layout.Decoration] adds general support for decorated windows. See also [http://xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad-contrib/XMonad-Layout-Tabbed.html XMonad.Layout.Tabbed], [http://xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad-contrib/XMonad-Layout-SimpleDecoration.html XMonad.Layout.SimpleDecoration], [http://xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad-contrib/XMonad-Util-Themes.html XMonad.Util.Themes].
** XMonad.Util.Scratchpad --- scratchpad terminal.
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** XMonad.Layout.ScratchWorkspace --- scratch workspace.
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* [http://xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad-contrib/XMonad-Actions-CycleSelectedLayouts.html XMonad.Actions.CycleSelectedLayouts] allows you to bind a key to cycle among a specified subset of your layouts.
** XMonad.Actions.PerWorkspaceKeys --- like XMonad.Layout.PerWorkspace, but for keybindings instead of layouts.
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** XMonad.Actions.UpdatePointer allows you to update the pointer position, in order to implement e.g. mouse-follows-focus.
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* [http://xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad-contrib/XMonad-Layout-IM.html XMonad.Layout.IM] --- new layout useful with IM programs.
** XMonad.Prompt.DirExec allows execution of programs from a selected directory
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** XMonad.Util.WindowProperties provides mini-language for specifying window properties.
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* [http://xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad-contrib/XMonad-Util-Scratchpad.html XMonad.Util.Scratchpad] --- scratchpad terminal.
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* [http://xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad-contrib/XMonad-Layout-ScratchWorkspace.html XMonad.Layout.ScratchWorkspace] --- scratch workspace.
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* [http://xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad-contrib/XMonad-Actions-PerWorkspaceKeys.html XMonad.Actions.PerWorkspaceKeys] --- like XMonad.Layout.PerWorkspace, but for keybindings instead of layouts.
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* [http://xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad-contrib/XMonad-Actions-UpdatePointer.html XMonad.Actions.UpdatePointer] allows you to update the pointer position, in order to implement e.g. mouse-follows-focus.
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* [http://xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad-contrib/XMonad-Prompt-DirExec.html XMonad.Prompt.DirExec] allows execution of programs from a selected directory
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* [http://xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad-contrib/XMonad-Util-WindowProperties.html XMonad.Util.WindowProperties] provides mini-language for specifying window properties.
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* [http://xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad-contrib/XMonad-Actions-Promote.html XMonad.Actions.Promote] moves the focused window to the master area without changing the order of other windows.
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=== Removed ===
   
 
* XMonad.Actions.WmiiActions removed in favor of DirExec.
 
* XMonad.Actions.WmiiActions removed in favor of DirExec.
   
* XMonad.Actions.RotView no longer exists; XMonad.Actions.CycleWS now subsumes the former functionality of RotView plus some additional functionality as well. See the documentation for CycleWS for information on switching from RotView.
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* XMonad.Actions.RotView no longer exists; [http://xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad-contrib/XMonad-Actions-CycleWS.html XMonad.Actions.CycleWS] now subsumes the former functionality of RotView plus some additional functionality as well. See the documentation for [http://xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad-contrib/XMonad-Actions-CycleWS.html CycleWS] for information on switching from RotView.
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* XMonad.Util.Anneal and XMonad.Layout.Mosaic are gone.
   
* XMonad.Util.EZConfig now includes a number of functions which allow you to specify keybindings in a special string format, like "M-x" instead of (modMask, xK_x).
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=== Improved ===
   
* XMonad.Actions.Search now includes several new search engines (Mathworld, Google scholar, Google maps)
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* [http://xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad-contrib/XMonad-Util-EZConfig.html XMonad.Util.EZConfig] now includes a number of functions which allow you to specify keybindings in a special string format, like "M-x" instead of (modMask, xK_x).
   
* XMonad.Hooks.DynamicLog configuration now includes a configurable workspace sorting algorithm, and vastly improved documentation and examples.
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* [http://xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad-contrib/XMonad-Actions-Search.html XMonad.Actions.Search] now includes several new search engines (Mathworld, Google scholar, Google maps)
   
* XMonad.Actions.WindowGo now includes "run or raise" functionality, for either starting a program, or raising its window if it is already running.
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* [http://xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad-contrib/XMonad-Hooks-DynamicLog.html XMonad.Hooks.DynamicLog] configuration now includes a configurable workspace sorting algorithm, and vastly improved documentation and examples.
   
* XMonad.Hooks.ManageHelpers includes two new actions, doRectFloat and doCenterFloat, to float windows with a particular geometry, or in the center of the screen, respectively.
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* [http://xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad-contrib/XMonad-Actions-WindowGo.html XMonad.Actions.WindowGo] now includes "run or raise" functionality, for either starting a program, or raising its window if it is already running.
   
* XMonad.Hooks.EwmhDesktops now supports interaction from window lists and panels. You need to add a special layout modifier to your config for that, see the module’s documentation.
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* [http://xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad-contrib/XMonad-Hooks-ManageHelpers.html XMonad.Hooks.ManageHelpers] includes two new actions, doRectFloat and doCenterFloat, to float windows with a particular geometry, or in the center of the screen, respectively.
   
* XMonad.Layout.PerWorkspace is much improved and now works with xinerama.
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* [http://xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad-contrib/XMonad-Hooks-EwmhDesktops.html XMonad.Hooks.EwmhDesktops] now supports interaction from window lists and panels. You need to add a special layout modifier to your config for that, see the modules documentation.
   
* smartBorders from XMonad.Layout.NoBorders now removes borders from floating fullscreen windows.
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* [http://xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad-contrib/XMonad-Layout-PerWorkspace.html XMonad.Layout.PerWorkspace] is much improved and now works with xinerama.
   
* XMonad.Util.Anneal and XMonad.Layout.Mosaic are no more.
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* [http://xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad-contrib/XMonad-Layout-NoBorders.html#v%3AsmartBorders smartBorders] from XMonad.Layout.NoBorders now removes borders from floating fullscreen windows.

Latest revision as of 23:44, 29 March 2008

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This page is for keeping a record of significant changes in darcs xmonad and xmonad-contrib since the 0.6 release. The idea is to put here a list of things which a user upgrading from 0.6 to 0.7 might like to know, so that they are sure to be included in the 0.7 release notes.

Contents

[edit] 1 Changes to the xmonad core

[edit] 2 Changes in xmonad-contrib

[edit] 2.1 New contrib modules

  • XMonad.Actions.Promote moves the focused window to the master area without changing the order of other windows.

[edit] 2.2 Removed

  • XMonad.Actions.WmiiActions removed in favor of DirExec.
  • XMonad.Actions.RotView no longer exists; XMonad.Actions.CycleWS now subsumes the former functionality of RotView plus some additional functionality as well. See the documentation for CycleWS for information on switching from RotView.
  • XMonad.Util.Anneal and XMonad.Layout.Mosaic are gone.

[edit] 2.3 Improved

  • XMonad.Util.EZConfig now includes a number of functions which allow you to specify keybindings in a special string format, like "M-x" instead of (modMask, xK_x).
  • XMonad.Hooks.DynamicLog configuration now includes a configurable workspace sorting algorithm, and vastly improved documentation and examples.
  • XMonad.Actions.WindowGo now includes "run or raise" functionality, for either starting a program, or raising its window if it is already running.
  • XMonad.Hooks.ManageHelpers includes two new actions, doRectFloat and doCenterFloat, to float windows with a particular geometry, or in the center of the screen, respectively.
  • XMonad.Hooks.EwmhDesktops now supports interaction from window lists and panels. You need to add a special layout modifier to your config for that, see the modules documentation.
  • smartBorders from XMonad.Layout.NoBorders now removes borders from floating fullscreen windows.