taffybar VS bench

Compare taffybar vs bench and see what are their differences.

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taffybar bench
7 -
685 865
0.0% -
6.0 3.5
23 days ago about 1 month 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 taffybar. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-16.
  • Xmobar tray
    1 project | /r/xmonad | 31 Jan 2023
    just use taffybar https://github.com/taffybar/taffybar
  • Help installing taffybar
    1 project | /r/xmonad | 1 Feb 2022
    Now I'm getting a couple of actual build errors, which are on taffybars end (the issue on github: https://github.com/taffybar/taffybar/issues/542 if anyone would like to fix it :P). I'll try installing the project from source instead and see where that takes me.
  • How to do fancy setup
    1 project | /r/xmonad | 31 Jan 2022
  • Anyone here using Taffybar?
    2 projects | /r/xmonad | 16 Nov 2021
    You likely need to copy over the config file if you didn't do that already. Check the bottom of the github page. https://github.com/taffybar/taffybar
  • Guide on Taffybar
    1 project | /r/xmonad | 23 Sep 2021
    To be short as possible, you cannot use taffybar unless you use the nix pkg manager to install it. Anyway the guide is here: - https://hackage.haskell.org/package/taffybar - https://github.com/taffybar/taffybar
  • Bars used other than xmobar
    2 projects | /r/xmonad | 25 Dec 2020
    Use taffybar: https://github.com/taffybar/taffybar


Posts with mentions or reviews of bench. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

We haven't tracked posts mentioning bench yet.
Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing taffybar and bench you can also consider the following projects:

xmobar - A minimalistic status bar

optparse-declarative - Declarative command-line option parser

nix-deploy - Deploy software or an entire NixOS system configuration to another NixOS system


cef - A Haskell library for CEF (Commont Event Format)

xmonad-entryhelper - xmonad-entryhelper makes your compiled XMonad config a standalone binary.

HFuse - Haskell bindings for the FUSE library

splitmix - Pure Haskell implementation of SplitMix pseudo-random number generator

ascii-progress - A simple Haskell progress bar for the console. Heavily borrows from TJ Holowaychuk's Node.JS project

envy - :angry: Environmentally friendly environment variables

nix-diff - Explain why two Nix derivations differ