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Re: [ANN] Guile XCB 1.3/Guile-WM 1.0

From: Thompson, David
Subject: Re: [ANN] Guile XCB 1.3/Guile-WM 1.0
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 16:46:17 -0500

On Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 4:18 PM,  <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> I'd like to announce new versions of Guile XCB and Guile-WM.
> Guile XCB 1.3 has just two changes, but they are important. First of
> all, the installation directories are now configurable with the
> configure options --with-guile-site-dir and
> --with-guile-site-ccache-dir. Thanks are due to Song Wenwu for that
> patch. The other change is a bugfix in the event loop code; previously,
> calling the `stop!' procedure a listener returned didn't actually stop
> the listener. Now it does!
> Guile-WM 1.0 is a major release (hence the 1.0). Here are some new
> features:
> - A tiling window manager inspired by Stumpwm


> - Configurable installation directory
> - Text rendering changed from unacceptably slow to moderately slow
> - Hooks that work with partial continuations
> - Arguments to commands can be supplied interactively
> - Interactive help commands
> - Improved support for ICCCM-related stuff
> - Everything's documented in an info manual now
> - Lots and lots of bug fixes
> Thanks to Dave Thompson for a patch fixing a bug in the tinywm module.


> I believe Guile-WM is now a genuinely useful window manager, and it's
> easy to customize and add new features. It does have a learning curve
> because it comes unconfigured out of the box, but you can get started by
> looking at the manual and the sample configuration file,
> wm-init-sample.scm, located in the top directory of the source
> distribution.
> There are websites for these packages with more information at the urls
> below.
> --
> Mark Witmer

This release seems like a major upgrade.  Can't wait to try it out.


- Dave

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