[Haskell-cafe] ANNOUNCE: xmonad 0.3
Donald Bruce Stewart
dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Tue Sep 4 23:02:51 EDT 2007
The xmonad dev team is pleased to announce the 0.3 release of xmonad.
xmonad: a tiling window manager
xmonad is a tiling window manager for X. Windows are arranged
automatically to tile the screen without gaps or overlap, maximising
screen use. All features of the window manager are accessible from the
keyboard: a mouse is strictly optional. xmonad is written and extensible
in Haskell. Custom layout algorithms, and other extensions, may be
written by the user in config files. Layouts are applied dynamically,
and different layouts may be used on each workspace. Xinerama is fully
supported, allowing windows to be tiled on several screens.
* Very stable, fast, small and simple.
* Automatic window tiling and management
* First class keyboard support: a mouse is unnecessary
* Full support for tiling windows on multi-head displays
* Full support for floating windows
* XRandR support to rotate, add or remove monitors
* Per-workspace layout algorithms
* Per-screens custom status bars
* Easy, powerful customisation and reconfiguration
* Large extension library
* Extensive documentation and support for hacking
Since xmonad 0.2, the following notable features and bug fixes have appeared:
* floating layer support: transients windows are not tiled by default,
and windows may be dragged to and from a traditional floating layer
(which allows mouse-resizing, and overlapping windows).
* improved Xinerama support: workspace switching reuses multiple
displays more effectively.
* huge new extension library. Over 50 extensions to xmonad have been
contributed by users, and are available all in a standard library,
More information, screenshots, documentation and community resources are
Xmonad is available from hackage, and via darcs. Happy hacking!
The Xmonad Team:
Xmonad has also received contributions from at least:
Alec Berryman Andrea Rossato Chris Mears
Daniel Wagner David Glasser David Lazar
David Roundy Hans Philipp Annen Joachim Fasting
Joe Thornber Kai Grossjohann Karsten Schoelzel
Michael Sloan Miikka Koskinen Neil Mitchell
Nelson Elhage Nick Burlett Peter De Wachter
Robert Marlow Sam Hughes Shachaf Ben-Kiki
Shae Erisson Simon Peyton Jones Stefan O'Rear
as well as many others on the IRC channel and mailing list. Thanks to everyone!
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