Subject: ANNOUNCE: xmonad 0.9 is now available!
Date: Monday 26th October 2009 02:45:50 UTC (over 8 years ago)
http://xmonad.org The xmonad dev team is pleased to announce xmonad 0.9! We think this is a great release. The headlines: * Actions.SpawnOn: Windows go to the workspace they were launched on, even if you're no longer viewing that workspace. Especially handy for slow-launching applications like Firefox * Actions.GridSelect: graphically go to, select, do things with windows, workspaces, prompts ... * Many new window layouts: http://is.gd/4BzAI * Many new scriptable actions: http://is.gd/4BzCN * Focus changes across screens with mouse movement, no longer requiring a click, even for empty workspaces. * Improved xmobar/dzen statusbar functions, easier to use, more compositional * New --restart command line flag to restart a running xmonad process. * Supports for multi-module local configuration files * Support for user-defined X event handling * xmonad comes with 180 extensions for enhancing functionality * Over 3000 commits have been made to the project. Extensive change logs: http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Xmonad/Notable_changes_since_0.8 About: xmonad is a leading tiling window manager, known for its lightness, reliability, extensibility and efficiency. It supports true multiheaded tiling, and rich, rapid customisation. It is also highly portable, running on regular desktops, laptops, netbooks, phones, game consoles, the OLPC, and more. 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 0.9 release, and its dependencies, are available from hackage.haskell.org: http://hackage.haskell.org/package/xmonad xmonad packages are available in pretty much every package system, including. Debian, Gentoo, Arch, Ubuntu, OpenBSD, NetBSD, FreeBSD, Gobo, NixOS, Source Mage, Slackware and 0.9 packages will appear in coming days (some are already available). On the fly updating to xmonad 0.9 is supported, without losing your session! You can even use cabal-install: $ cabal update $ cabal install xmonad-0.9 $ cabal install xmonad-contrib-0.9 $ xmonad --recompile mod-q Extensions: xmonad comes with a huge library of extensions (now around 15 times the size of xmonad itself), contributed by viewers like you. Extensions allow for all sorts of functionality and enhancements to the window manager, via Haskell in your config file. 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/xmonad-contrib Full documentation for using and writing your own extensions: http://xmonad.org/documentation.html This release brought to you by the xmonad dev team: Spencer Janssen Don Stewart Adam Vogt Brent Yorgey Daniel Wagner Devin Mullins Daniel Schoepe Braden Shepherdson Nicolas Pouillard Roman Cheplyaka Gwern Branwen Lukas Mai Featuring code contributions from over 80 developers: Aaron Denney Jason Creighton 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 Anders Engstrom Dave Harrison David Glasser David Lazar Dmitry Kurochkin Dominik Bruhn Dougal Stanton Eric Mertens Ferenc Wagner Jan Vornberger Hans Philipp Annen Ivan Tarasov Ivan Veselov Jamie Webb Jeremy Apthorp Malebria 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 Quentin Moser 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 Rickard Gustafson Trevor Elliott Ian Zerny Ivan Miljenovic Marco e Silva Michal Janeczek David Roundy Wirt Wolff Max Rabkin Sean Escriva Norbert Zeh Alexey Khudyakov Ismael Carnales Luis Cabellos Konstantin Sobolev Dmitry Astapov Andres Salomon Aleksandar Dimitrov Ilya Portnov Michal Trybus Travis Hartwell 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!