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Submission + - XMonad 0.4 released

Shachaf writes: XMonad, a tiling window manager written in under 1000 lines of Haskell, recently released version 0.4. New features include a rule system, user-specified workspace tags, and serialisable layouts, as well as many new extensions (the contrib library is several times the size of xmonad itself). See a guided tour or just get started; make sure to /join #xmonad on irc.freenode.net.

Comment Re:Ooooo... Graphical installer! (Score 1) 98

They had a reason for the GPL. From their FAQ:

Why the GPL License for PC-BSD Installer?

All custom software developed for PC-BSD, The GUI Installer, Package Manager, Package Creator, were developed using the QT libraries. (www.trolltech.com) QT is one of the most powerful, solid C++ library sets available today, but it does not allow releasing under the BSD license, only under the GPL, or their own custom license QPL. For this reason, we have chosen to go the GPL approach. This was not intended to *pollute* the BSD license, just as a user running KDE on BSD doesn't intend to pollute the license either.


So they had to either write a GTK installer (and using KDE as the desktop, this wouldn't make sense), pay Trolltech for a QT license, or release under QT with the GPL.

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