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Archlinux Xmonad 2014 January 06 by KniRen Archlinux Xmonad 2014 January 06 by KniRen
Slight color palette change.

As always, you can find the config files in:

UPDATE: I've created a Gimp plugin to do the pixelation effect that you can see in the picture, here it is:…

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jakelikescake123 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
I couldn't help but notice how gorgeous the wallpaper is! Link?
jakelikescake123 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Sorry for the late reply, but THANK YOU. Absolutely beautiful!
ScottNYC Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
I don't usually comment but I'm a big fan of your Xmonad configs, always checkin out your github repo. I was wondering, you started using awesome wm first then transitioned to Xmonad? I ask because I've been looking into them before settling with one. I've played with them both briefly but am interested in some feedback from someone who has used them more extensively. I know its all preference but which do you prefer personally?
KniRen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
First of all, thank you! It's nice to see that people like your work :)

Now, I started using Awesome, but got fed of it because of the constant crashes with every update and because you have to use LUA to cofigure it. Now that I think about it, it is possible that those problems were just there due to my inexperience and naivety with tiling WM. Nevertheless, that gave me wings to explore other alternatives.

I tried DWM for a couple of weeks and it was pretty alright, very minimalist. The thing is, I wanted to have a little bit more of power and at the same time I wanted to get some Haskell-Fu on my fingertips, so Xmonad was the clear option.

When I finished my first config, I was very pleased with the result. Everything worked the way it was supposed to work and the code seemed to me very clear. In any case, probably I would have felt very lost and discouraged if I hadn't started with something that had easier defaults to mess with.

My recommendation would be to try a couple of TWM and stick with them for a while, note that you have to learn your workflow and the quirks of these systems. Personally, I love Xmonad, but if you are just starting, be sure to find some configs that you can imitate. Also an inconvenient of Xmonad is that you need to install haskell's compiler, and it is quite large. But hey, if you are doing some more coding in Haskell you need it anyway ;P

Have fun!
drpoup Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
how did you do the effect in the blue rectangle?
KniRen Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
It's the same image that I used for the wallpaper processed in Gimp, playing with pixelize effects and free transformations
drpoup Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Would you have a script/automation for it? anyway thanks.
KniRen Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Good idea! I used to do it by hand, but I just hacked a Gimp plugin to automate the process:…

You're welcome
drpoup Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Wow that's impressive! will def be looking forward to using it.
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