[xmonad] Opinions (skip if you are busy)
vogt.adam at gmail.com
Sun Apr 5 22:46:38 EDT 2009
The XMonad.Config namespace seems like it could use some love: it has some
redundancy (Xfce, Kde, Desktop), and it could probably showcase more
Another thing that I've found is that the sample configs on the wiki are
based on the template: personally they are (in general) a bit verbose.
Would it be a good thing to show just the minimum necessary, or is it
helpful that the configs are explicit?
* On Sunday, April 05 2009, Ismael Carnales wrote:
>Sorry, my English is not the best, I'm from Uruguay.
>To clarify some things:
> * I've never tried to make this an XMonad vs Awesome thread (I hate the latter)
> * As I explain in my mail I think XMonad is the most useful piece of
>software running in my machine :)
>What I do say is that Awesome does some things good in aspects that
>XMonad could do better:
> * Being more friendly for customization out of the box: I don't talk
>here about changing configuration system or anything like that.
>Altough I think it would be good to include 2 or 3 different
>functional config.hs (with some common twaks) and an annotated one
>maybe saying things like: # for a status bar you can use xmonadDzen or
>xmonadXmobar, or look at the modules X, Y .... and other basic things
>like UrgencyHook, etc.
> * Publicity/Advertising: Awesome is pure blah, and unluckily its
>everywhere. I know that some efforts are being done to improve the
>communication in general (Webpage, Blog etc) and I think that we
>should help with this, writing beginner-oriented info, and some guides
>like the official tour but for the contrib set of modules (that could
>go in the main page instead of wiki) and also try to show the world
>what XMonad is capable of.
>As I said before I offer my help to go in this direction (or the one
>that we think could be more appropriate), I've made an effort in the
>past to made a tour-a-like of the contribs, it's in here:
>The las Pimp your XMonad used part of the document
>as a starting-point (yay!) I think that this kind of documents belong
>somewere in the homepage, to be really easy to find, and one more
>thing .. we need screenshots, lots of screenshots, of simple separated
>So feel free to contact me or ask for help in getting some of these
>things (or others) done, bye!
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