Bluetile is a tiling window manager designed to integrate with the GNOME desktop environment.
Why choose Bluetile? Because none of the other tiling window managers were built with the thought in mind that time is the most limited resource among the majority of users. It is good if you can configure a software in every respect. It is better if you do not have to.
The Bluetile project is really just another xmonad configuration. A configuration that focuses on making the tiling paradigm easily accessible to users coming from traditional window managers.
You can create pretty much the same effect with a standard xmonad installation, but this project exists to provide an easy installation path with zero configuration and without having to read (as much) background information.
1. Install cabal and dependencies: Template:Cli
2. Update cabal: Template:Cli
3. Install bluetile: Template:Cli
After you have installed bluetile test it:
If you wish to have bluetile launch automatically after login, you must set the correct PATH evironment label and then add bluetile to your startup applications.
1. Edit Template:Filename and add the following line to the end:
2. Next launch gnome-session-properties Template:Cli
3. You will be presented with a list of your startup applcations.
Click: "Add" In the name field enter: Bluetile Window Manager In the command field enter: bluetile The comment field is optional.
Thats it, happy tiling!
You can also edit Template:Filename and set the WINDOW_MANAGER variable with:
With this Gnome will automatically use Bluetile instead of Metacity.
If you see an error that looks like this:
hsc2hs: Graphics/X11/Xlib/Extras.hsc: hGetContents: invalid argument (Invalid or incomplete multibyte or wide character) cabal: Error: some packages failed to install: X11-18.104.22.168 failed during the building phase. The exception was: ExitFailure 1
Follow this procedure to fix this problem:
1. sudo pacman -S libticonv
2. cd ~/.cabal/packages/hackage.haskell.org/X11/22.214.171.124/
3. tar xzf X11-126.96.36.199.tar.gz && cd X11-188.8.131.52/Graphics/X11/Xlib
4. <Extras.hsc iconv -f ISO-8859-1 -t UTF8 >fix
5. mv fix Extras.hsc
6. cd ../../../
7. cabal install
Once that is finished try cabal install bluetile again.