xmonad vs dwm

Posted by Sotirios Vrachas on December 31, 2013

##DRAFT Draft comparison of xmonad and dwm

dwm pros:

  • truly minimal, tiny source
  • requires no deps outside of X itself
  • secure, nothing changes past compile-time
  • does what I need
  • doesn’t require haskell
  • i know what i’m doing
  • conceptual and semantic simplicity
  • it just works

xmonad pros:

  • Haskell
  • Easy to configure
  • Easy to extend. xmonad-contrib is huge and has haddock documentation for each module.

xmonad cons:

  • Haskell
  • Dependancy size

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