taffybar: A desktop bar similar to xmobar, but with more GUI

[ bsd3, library, program, system ] [ Propose Tags ]

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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Versions [faq] 0.1.0, 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, 1.0.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 2.0.0, 2.1.0, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 3.0.0, 3.1.0, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.0, 3.2.1, 3.2.2
Change log CHANGELOG.md
Dependencies base (>3 && <5), cairo, containers, dbus (>=0.10.1 && <1.0), dyre (>=0.8.6), enclosed-exceptions (>=1.0.0.1), filepath, gtk (>=0.12.1 && <0.14), gtk-traymanager (>=0.1.2 && <0.2), HStringTemplate, HTTP, mtl (>=2), network, old-locale, parsec (>=3.1), process (>=1.0.1.1), safe (>=0.3 && <1), split (>=0.1.4.2), stm, text, time (>=1.4.2 && <1.5), transformers (>=0.3.0.0), utf8-string, X11 (>=1.5.0.1), xdg-basedir, xmonad, xmonad-contrib [details]
License BSD-3-Clause
Author Tristan Ravitch
Maintainer tristan@nochair.net
Category System
Home page http://github.com/travitch/taffybar
Source repo head: git clone git://github.com/travitch/taffybar.git
Uploaded by TristanRavitch at Sun Aug 24 03:43:01 UTC 2014
Distributions Debian:3.0.0, NixOS:3.2.2
Executables taffybar
Downloads 14166 total (1303 in the last 30 days)
Rating 2.0 (votes: 1) [estimated by Bayesian average]
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Modules

  • System
    • Information
      • System.Information.Battery
      • System.Information.CPU
      • System.Information.CPU2
      • System.Information.DiskIO
      • System.Information.EWMHDesktopInfo
      • System.Information.Memory
      • System.Information.Network
      • System.Information.StreamInfo
      • System.Information.X11DesktopInfo
    • System.Taffybar
      • System.Taffybar.Battery
      • System.Taffybar.CPUMonitor
      • System.Taffybar.CommandRunner
      • System.Taffybar.DiskIOMonitor
      • System.Taffybar.FSMonitor
      • System.Taffybar.FreedesktopNotifications
      • Hooks
        • System.Taffybar.Hooks.PagerHints
      • System.Taffybar.LayoutSwitcher
      • System.Taffybar.MPRIS
      • System.Taffybar.MPRIS2
      • System.Taffybar.NetMonitor
      • System.Taffybar.Pager
      • System.Taffybar.SimpleClock
      • System.Taffybar.Systray
      • System.Taffybar.TaffyPager
      • Text
        • System.Taffybar.Text.CPUMonitor
        • System.Taffybar.Text.MemoryMonitor
      • System.Taffybar.Weather
      • Widgets
        • System.Taffybar.Widgets.Graph
        • System.Taffybar.Widgets.PollingBar
        • System.Taffybar.Widgets.PollingGraph
        • System.Taffybar.Widgets.PollingLabel
        • System.Taffybar.Widgets.Util
        • System.Taffybar.Widgets.VerticalBar
      • System.Taffybar.WindowSwitcher
      • System.Taffybar.WorkspaceSwitcher
      • System.Taffybar.XMonadLog

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Readme for taffybar-0.4.1

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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:

  • Graph (modeled after the graph widget in Awesome)
  • Vertical bar (also similar to a widget in Awesome)
  • Periodically-updating labels, graphs, and vertical bars

There are also several more specialized widgets:

  • Battery widget
  • Textual clock
  • Freedesktop.org notifications (via dbus)
  • MPRIS1 and MPRIS2 widgets
  • Weather widget
  • XMonad log widget (listens on dbus instead of stdin)
  • System tray

TODO

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

  • xrandr widget (for dealing changing clone/extend mode and orientation)
  • Better behavior when adding/removing monitors (never tried it)
  • Make MPRIS more configurable