clay VS X11

Compare clay vs X11 and see what are their differences.


A CSS preprocessor as embedded Haskell. (by sebastiaanvisser)


A Haskell binding to the X11 graphics library. (by xmonad)
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clay X11
0 2
346 97
- -
5.7 5.6
about 2 months ago 15 days ago
Haskell Haskell
BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of clay. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

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Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.


Posts with mentions or reviews of X11. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-11.
  • Minimize(d) windows: list, open from list, open all
    6 projects | | 11 Oct 2021
    The instructions on seem fairly straightforward, so I could update. But dealing with this library is not something I remember ever doing explicitly and is not mentioned (explicitly, at least) in the instructions have followed lately for (re)installing XMonad via stack (e.g.,, or In fact, for Debian systems all that is suggested is an apt install of several packages. So I'd rather not try this experiment on my own right now since, in the past, I've sometimes been left with a mess that took me a while to get out from.
  • Problems setting up dual monitor workspaces in xmonad
    1 project | | 25 Apr 2021
    Looks like your xmonad (or, more specifically, is built without xinerama. Check if you have libxinerama-dev and then make sure X11 and xmonad are rebuilt.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing clay and X11 you can also consider the following projects:

wayland - Core Wayland protocol and libraries (mirror)

OpenGL - Haskell bindings to OpenGL

x11-xim - haskell library to use xim

gelatin - A nice Haskell graphics API. There's always room for jello.

freetype2 - My personal branch of the freetype2 source code

plot-light - A lightweight plotting library, exporting to SVG

free-game - The free game engine

gi-gtk-hs - A wrapper for gi-gtk, adding a few more idiomatic API parts on top

typed-spreadsheet - Typed and composable spreadsheets

brick - A declarative Unix terminal UI library written in Haskell

Chart - A 2D charting library for haskell