Subject: ANNOUNCE: xmonad 0.7 released
Date: Saturday 29th March 2008 22:38:34 UTC (over 9 years ago)
http://xmonad.org The xmonad dev team is pleased to announce xmonad 0.7! The headlines: The 0.7 release of xmonad provides several improvements over 0.6, including improved integration with GNOME, more flexible "rules", various stability fixes, and of course, many new and interesting features in the extension library (general support for window decorations, utf8 support, scratch pad terminals, pointer control) and more! New GNOME support: Active, automated support for GNOME utilities. We know our users often like to use GNOME menus, tools and status bars, and we'd like to announce that xmonad actively supports GNOME! Extensions for communicating with and utilising gnome utilities come in the library suite, as well as extensive documentation and support. For more information see the GNOME/xmonad integration page on the wiki. A period of active development: In the past year, the xmonad development team received contributions from over 60 developers, making xmonad one of the largest window manager development teams around, and dwarfing other tiling window manager projects. Yet, at the same time, the core code base remains at around 1000 lines of code, with another 7000 lines in the extension library -- a significant achievment! Change logs: http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Xmonad/Notable_changes_since_0.6 http://xmonad.org/changelog-0.7.txt http://xmonad.org/changelog-xmc-0.7.txt About: 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 extensible in Haskell, allowing for powerful customisation. Custom layout algorithms, key bindings 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 physical screens. Features: * 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, tabbing and decorated windows * Full support for Gnome and KDE utilities * XRandR support to rotate, add or remove monitors * Per-workspace layout algorithms * Per-screens custom status bars * Compositing support * Powerful, stable customisation and reconfiguration * Large extension library * Excellent, extensive documentation * Large, active development team, support and community Get it! Information, screenshots, documentation, tutorials and community resources are available from the xmonad home page: http://xmonad.org The 0.7 release, and its dependencies, are available from hackage.haskell.org: http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/xmonad xmonad packages are available in the package systems of at least: Debian, Gentoo, Arch, Ubuntu, OpenBSD, NetBSD, FreeBSD, Gobo, NixOS, Source Mage, Slackware and 0.7 packages will appear in coming days (some are already available). On the fly updating to xmonad 0.7 is supported. You should be able to upgrade to xmonad 0.7 from 0.6 and earlier, transparently, without losing your session. Load the new code with mod-q and enjoy. Extensions: xmonad comes with a huge library of extensions (now more than 7 times the size of xmonad itself), contributed by viewers like you. Extensions enable pretty much arbitrary window manager behaviour to be implemented by users, in Haskell, in the config files. For more information on using and writing extensions see the webpage. The library of extensions is available from hackage: http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/xmonad-contrib Full documentation for using and writing your own extensions: http://xmonad.org/contrib.html This release brought to you by the xmonad dev team: Spencer Janssen Don Stewart Jason Creighton David Roundy Brent Yorgey Devin Mullins Braden Shepherdson Roman Cheplyaka Lucas Mai Featuring code contributions from over 60 developers: Aaron Denney Adam Vogt Alec Berryman Alex Tarkovsky Alexandre Buisse Andrea Rossato Austin Seipp Bas van Dijk Ben Voui Brandon Allbery Chris Mears Christian Thiemann Clemens Fruhwirth Daniel Neri Daniel Wagner Dave Harrison David Glasser David Lazar Dmitry Kurochkin Dominik Bruhn Dougal Stanton Eric Mertens Ferenc Wagner Gwern Branwen Hans Philipp Annen Ivan Tarasov Jamie Webb Jeremy Apthorp Joachim Breitner Joachim Fasting Joe Thornber Joel Suovaniemi Juraj Hercek Justin Bogner Kai Grossjohann Karsten Schoelzel Klaus Weidner Mathias Stearn Mats Jansborg Matsuyama Tomohiro Michael Fellinger Michael Sloan Miikka Koskinen Neil Mitchell Nelson Elhage Nick Burlett Nicolas Pouillard Nils Anders Danielsson Peter De Wachter Robert Marlow Sam Hughes Shachaf Ben-Kiki Shae Erisson Simon Peyton Jones Stefan O'Rear Tom Rauchenwald Valery V. Vorotyntsev Will Farrington Yaakov Nemoy timthelion As well as the support of many others on the #xmonad and #haskell IRC channels, and the wider Haskell and window manager communities. Thanks to everyone for their support!