xmonad v0.14.1 Release Notes

Release Date: 2018-08-20 // almost 6 years ago
  • 💥 Breaking Changes

    • The cabal build no longer installs xmonad.hs, xmonad.1, and xmonad.1.html as data files. The location cabal picks for chose files isn't useful as standard tools like man(1) won't find them there. Instead, we rely on distributors to pick up the files from the source tarball during the build and to install them into proper locations where their users expect them. [https://github.com/xmonad/xmonad/pull/127]

    🐛 Bug Fixes

    • Add support for GHC 8.6.x by providing an instance for 'MonadFail X'. A side effect of that change is that our code no longer compiles with GHC versions prior to 8.0.x. We could work around that, no doubt, but the resulting code would require CPP and Cabal flags and whatnot. It feels more reasonable to just require a moderately recent compiler instead of going through all that trouble.

    • xmonad no longer always recompile on startup. Now it only does so if the executable does not have the name that would be used for the compilation output. The purpose of recompiling and executing the results in this case is so that the xmonad executable in the package can be used with custom configurations.

    ✨ Enhancements

    • Whenever xmonad recompiles, it now explains how it is attempting to recompile, by outputting logs to stderr. If you are using xmonad as a custom X session, then this will end up in a .xsession-errors file.