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* Actions.GridSelect -- graphically go to, select, do things with windows
 
* Actions.GridSelect -- graphically go to, select, do things with windows
* Actions.SpawnOn --
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* Config.Azerty -- ready made key bindings for AZERTY keyboard layout users
   
 
* Layout.Monitor -- Many useful functions for gkrellm, clock, widget type windows
 
* Layout.Monitor -- Many useful functions for gkrellm, clock, widget type windows
 
* Layout.FixedColumn -- like Tall, but using window hints to decide master width
 
* Layout.FixedColumn -- like Tall, but using window hints to decide master width
* Layout.GridVariants
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* Layout.GridVariants -- customizable Grid, and TallGrid
 
* Layout.ThreeColumnsMiddle -- master in center three column layout
 
* Layout.ThreeColumnsMiddle -- master in center three column layout
* Layout.CenteredMaster
 
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* Layout.CenteredMaster -- somewhat like a combination of Master.mastered and Magnifier, adding a master pane that is either centered or at the top right of the screen.
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* Layout.Mosaic
   
 
* Util.Paste -- for pasting strings to windows
 
* Util.Paste -- for pasting strings to windows
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* Util.SpawnOnWorkspace
   
 
===Updated modules===
 
===Updated modules===
   
* Hooks.DynamicLog module has a new 'statusBar' function to simplify status bar configuration. Similar 'dzen' and 'xmobar' quick bar functions have changed type to allow better compositionality.The 'dynamicLogDzen' and 'dynamicLogXmobar' have been removed.
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* DynamicLog module has a new 'statusBar' function to simplify status bar configuration. Similar 'dzen' and 'xmobar' quick bar functions have changed type to allow better compositionality.The 'dynamicLogDzen' and 'dynamicLogXmobar' have been removed.
   
* Layout.Grid has configurable aspect ratio
 
 
* Config.Kde has optional KDE 4 specific settings.
   
 
* Util.XSelection has new functions to allow transforming the selection before acting on it.
 
* Util.XSelection has new functions to allow transforming the selection before acting on it.
   
* XMonad.Prompt has more tab completion settings, configurable history filter, several bug fixes.
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* XMonad.Prompt has more tab completion settings, history filter.
 
* Hooks.UrgencyHook now can be configured with reminders at intervals, and urgency can be cleared with a keybinding even without "visiting" the urgent window.
 
 
* Actions.CycleWS now includes HiddenWS type.
 
 
* Actions.Plane has a planeKeys function to automatically set up default keys.
 
   
 
* Actions.Search has more searches.
 
* Actions.Search has more searches.
 
* Actions.WindowBringer now works with external programs other than dmenu, such as [http://github.com/Nafai77/utilities/tree/master/src/gtkmenu.hs nafai's gtk window selector]
 
 
* Actions.WindowGo has raiseMaster variant of runOrRaiseMaster
 
 
* Config.Kde has optional KDE 4 specific settings.
 
 
===Deleted modules===
 
 
* Config.PlainConfig is now the separate project, [http://braincrater.wordpress.com/2008/08/28/announcing-xmonad-light/ shepheb's xmonad-light].
 

Revision as of 12:59, 29 January 2009

This page is for keeping a record of significant changes in darcs xmonad and xmonad-contrib since the 0.8 release. (0.8.1 was a maintenance release, with no changes to user functionality. It simply includes ghc-6.10.1 related updates and workaround for 64-bit users building xmonad-contrib on ghc-6.10.1.)

The idea is to put here a list of things which a user upgrading from 0.8 to 0.9 might like to know, so that they are sure to be included in the 0.9 release notes.

Changes to the xmonad core

  • Spawned processes are now handled by xmonad. Using 'exec xmonad' in .xsession/.xinitrc

files now "does the right thing."

Changes in xmonad-contrib

New contrib modules

  • Actions.GridSelect -- graphically go to, select, do things with windows
  • Actions.SpawnOn
  • Config.Azerty -- ready made key bindings for AZERTY keyboard layout users
  • Layout.Monitor -- Many useful functions for gkrellm, clock, widget type windows
  • Layout.FixedColumn -- like Tall, but using window hints to decide master width
  • Layout.GridVariants -- customizable Grid, and TallGrid
  • Layout.ThreeColumnsMiddle -- master in center three column layout
  • Layout.CenteredMaster -- somewhat like a combination of Master.mastered and Magnifier, adding a master pane that is either centered or at the top right of the screen.
  • Layout.Mosaic
  • Util.Paste -- for pasting strings to windows
  • Util.SpawnOnWorkspace

Updated modules

  • DynamicLog module has a new 'statusBar' function to simplify status bar configuration. Similar 'dzen' and 'xmobar' quick bar functions have changed type to allow better compositionality.The 'dynamicLogDzen' and 'dynamicLogXmobar' have been removed.
  • Config.Kde has optional KDE 4 specific settings.
  • Util.XSelection has new functions to allow transforming the selection before acting on it.
  • XMonad.Prompt has more tab completion settings, history filter.
  • Actions.Search has more searches.