The taffybar package

[Tags: bsd3, library, program]

A somewhat fancier desktop bar than xmobar. This bar is based on gtk2hs and provides several widgets (including a few graphical ones). It also sports an optional snazzy system tray.

Changes in v0.1.2:

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Versions0.1.0, 0.1.1, 0.1.2, 0.1.3, 0.2.0, 0.2.1, 0.3.0, 0.4.0, 0.4.1, 0.4.2, 0.4.3, 0.4.4, 0.4.5
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Dependenciesbase (>3 && <5), cairo, containers, dbus-core (>=0.9.1 && <1.0), dyre (>=0.8.6), filepath, gtk (>=0.12), gtk-traymanager, HStringTemplate, HTTP, mtl (>=2), network, old-locale, parsec (>=3.1), text, time, web-encodings, xdg-basedir, xmonad, xmonad-contrib [details]
AuthorTristan Ravitch
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Source repositoryhead: git clone git://
UploadedTue Aug 16 03:08:00 UTC 2011 by TristanRavitch
Downloads2642 total (127 in last 30 days)
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StatusDocs not available [build log]
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Readme for taffybar-0.1.2

This is a desktop information bar intended for use with XMonad and similar window managers. It is similar in spirit to xmobar; it is different in that it gives up some simplicity for a reasonable helping of eye candy. This bar is based on GTK+ (via gtk2hs) and uses fancy graphics where doing so is reasonable and useful.

The bar is configured much like XMonad. It uses ~/.config/taffybar/taffybar.hs as its configuration file. This file is just a Haskell program that invokes the real main function with a configuration object. The configuration file basically just specifies which widgets to use, though any arbitrary Haskell code can be executed before the bar is created.

There are some generic pre-defined widgets available:

There are also several more specialized widgets:


An incomplete list of things that would be cool to have: