Haskell window management has arrived

As a fan of lightweight tiling window managers, such as Ion, I was rather pleased to learn about the forthcoming xmonad window manager yesterday.  Its written in Haskell and aims to stay less than 400 lines of code.  While having such a minimal footprint isn't an absolute must for me, it will make it easy to add the extra things that it lacks if I like.

Now if it were only possible to write new window managers for MacOS X and Windows.


  1. Karl said,

    April 13, 2007 @ 11:21 am

    Tempting… if only I preferred lightweight window managers.

  2. washburn said,

    April 13, 2007 @ 11:22 am

    Have you tried one?

  3. Karl said,

    April 13, 2007 @ 1:39 pm

    Not recently, but back in undergrad I used more than my share of Unix machines with only odd collections of window managers. Also I like all those silly Gnome features more than I should.

  4. washburn said,

    April 13, 2007 @ 1:50 pm

    I challenge you to use Ion3 for a a few weeks and not like it.

  5. kitby said,

    April 14, 2007 @ 8:36 am

    Heh, if I had a Linux box, I might take you up on that challenge. The only window manager I have used and have not felt horribly compelled to throw out the window after some period of time is the one OS X uses.

  6. washburn said,

    April 14, 2007 @ 10:10 am

    You have that Linux box on your desk in the office…

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