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.

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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, 0.4.6
Dependenciesbase (>3 && <5), cairo, containers, dbus (>=0.10.1 && <1.0), dyre (>=0.8.6 && <0.9), enclosed-exceptions (>=, filepath, gtk (>=0.12.1 && <0.15), gtk-traymanager (>=0.1.2 && <0.2), HStringTemplate (==0.8.*), HTTP, mtl (>=2), network (<3), network-uri (<3), old-locale, parsec (>=3.1), process (>=, safe (>=0.3 && <1), split (>=, stm, text, time (>=1.4 && <1.7), time-locale-compat (==0.1.*), transformers (>=, utf8-string, X11 (>=, xdg-basedir (==0.2.*), xmonad, xmonad-contrib [details]
AuthorTristan Ravitch
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Source repositoryhead: git clone git://
UploadedTue Jan 12 07:08:40 UTC 2016 by TristanRavitch
DistributionsDebian:0.4.5, NixOS:0.4.6
Downloads2913 total (71 in last 30 days)
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StatusDocs available [build log]
Last success reported on 2016-01-12 [all 1 reports]




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For package maintainers and hackage trustees

Readme for taffybar-0.4.6

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. Example:

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: