taffybar VS cabal-query

Compare taffybar vs cabal-query and see what are their differences.


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taffybar cabal-query
7 -
685 2
0.1% -
6.8 0.0
3 months ago about 13 years 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 cabal-query. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

We haven't tracked posts mentioning cabal-query yet.
Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing taffybar and cabal-query you can also consider the following projects:

xmobar - A minimalistic status bar

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

unix - POSIX functionality

bench - Command-line benchmark tool

log - Structured logging solution.


envy - :angry: Environmentally friendly environment variables

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

turtle - Shell programming, Haskell style

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

date-cache - A fast logging system for Haskell