Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Oct 2007 14:43 UTC
Window Managers xmonad 0.4 has been released. "xmonad is a tiling window manager for X. Windows are arranged automatically to tile the screen without gaps or overlap, maximising screen use. Window manager features are accessible from the keyboard: a mouse is optional. xmonad is written, configured and extensible in Haskell. Custom layout algorithms, key bindings and other extensions may be written by the user in Haskell, in config files. Window layouts are applied dynamically, and different layouts may be used on each workspace. Xinerama is fully supported, allowing windows to be tiled across several physical screens."
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cool ... but :(
by estrabd on Sat 20th Oct 2007 01:25 UTC
estrabd
Member since:
2006-01-18

I want to try this so badly, but I it doesn't seem to be included as a package on *buntu or FreeBSD (ports)....

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RE: cool ... but :(
by jpsalova on Sat 20th Oct 2007 01:44 in reply to "cool ... but :("
jpsalova Member since:
2007-09-06

Yeah, I didn't find a package for Ubuntu, but it's easy to install with instruction from the page. There's just one trick to it: to add xmonad to Gdm options (the login screen), you'll want to make the file
/usr/share/xsessions/xmonad.desktop .
Mine looks like:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=xmonad
Comment=Xmonad
Exec=/home/jpsalova/bin/xmonad
Type=Application

That bit isn't in the instructions. And oh, I meant alt-shift-enter in the previous post.

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RE: cool ... but :(
by bm3719 on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 15:15 in reply to "cool ... but :("
bm3719 Member since:
2006-05-30

Just grab it from the darcs repository.

I use this on FreeBSD on my laptop every day and it's great. Very easy to customize, lots of screen space... Pretty much everything you'd ever want. And using it on a laptop is especially handy since mousing is much more work.

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