Subject: ANNOUNCE / POST MORTEM: hswm, version ()
Date: Sunday 28th October 2007 22:27:21 UTC (over 10 years ago)
Hi everyone, HSWM was my attempt at a Haskell Window Manager, mostly written during the first half of 2006 as a personal research project, and out of frustration with some not to be named other window managers. Although I have been running it myself for almost two years, I never got around to polishing it into something releasable due to lack of time.  Since, as of today, its number of users is officially back to zero , this seems like a good moment to release version () of HSWM: The first and last version of my own window manager. Features are: - includes a lambda mouse cursor - multiple desktops - sticky windows - about 2300 lines, about half of which is X boilerplate and user configuration - somewhat based on evilwm - still regularly dies due to unhandled X errors, so a script to automatically restart in that case is included - my first Xlib program ever The basic idea is an event loop inside an X monad providing three services to "plugins": - registering X Event handlers - registering X Error handlers - registering/requesting "services", to be used by other "plugins" (a global registry of named Dynamics, basically) Compared to XMonad: - no tiling - much less stable - no extensions - needs no external libs So you might want to look at it, but even _I_ don't use it anymore. HSWM only was its working name, so if anybody ever feels like writing another window manager and calling it HSWM, I certainly won't mind. The BSD-licensed code: darcs get http://student.science.uva.nl/~rturk/hswm/ `make' compiles, and that's it. Greetings, Remi  Technical detail: The one feature I really wanted before releasing it, but never got around to implementing, is having the WM add a frame for each managed window and reparenting the window below that frame. This way, focusing windows can go right even when the WM dies, among others.  It once had 3 users: Me at home, me at the University of Amsterdam and me at Utrecht University. Utrecht now runs KDE and the rest xmonad.