Bluetile branch merged into xmonad!

06Dec09

The xmonad dev team is very proud to announce that the bluetile merge was completed today. The Bluetile branch is an experimental xmonad variant  whose:

focus lies on making the tiling paradigm easily accessible to users coming from traditional window managers by drawing on known conventions and providing both mouse and keyboard access for all features. It also tries to be usable ‘out of the box’, requiring minimal to no configuration in most cases.

Jan Vornberger, the developer behind bluetile, has been working hard to ensure xmonad supports bluetile fully. The upcoming stable release of xmonad will support the bluetile extensions directly, meaning a whole new range of interface and usability options for xmonad users.

You can see a demo of the bluetile model:

To find out more about the bluetile branch see the project homepage, or see Jan’s talk (in German).

The next steps though are to,

  • provide an XMonad.Config.Bluetile module in xmonad-contrib
  • And release the stable xmonad supporting the new bluetile code

If you want to try out the bluetile code, your best bet at the moment is to move to the darcs version of xmonad, and start  there.

Stay tuned!

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3 Responses to “Bluetile branch merged into xmonad!”

  1. Very nice! I’ve found myself mistakenly reaching for the mouse from time to time in xmonad. It’ll be nice to have my reflexive actions just do the right thing.

  2. 2 Michael Campbell

    Very nice – looking forward to playing with it.

    I hope I’m not dating myself here, but your background music reminded me of 70’s porn. =)

  3. 3 dixie

    good job :) I like xmonad but I also like mouse since it slown down my work on computer what is needed for my choleric personality :)


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