xmonad-dbus VS taffybar

Compare xmonad-dbus vs taffybar and see what are their differences.


XMonad DBus monitor application and library to easily connect XMonad with Polybar (by troydm)
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xmonad-dbus taffybar
2 6
18 595
- 1.3%
0.0 7.8
3 months 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 xmonad-dbus. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-04-05.
  • Build script with dbus using stack
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/xmonad | 5 Apr 2021
    I followed the instructions on this post, which sets ~/.xmonad as a stack project. I set xmonad-log (also tried with haskell-dbus) in the stack.yml as an extra-dep However, it is not working for me.
  • Updating a module in xmobar
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/xmonad | 15 Mar 2021
    As an aside, you should use the bar you're most comfortable with. Sure most people use xmobar, but the point of xmonad is that you can create your favourite computing environment :) If you prefer polybar then it's not terribly hard to get it to work with xmonad. You can either send what you want down a pipe and let polybar read from that pipe or you can use something like xmonad-dbus to let them talk via dbus.


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.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing xmonad-dbus and taffybar you can also consider the following projects:

xmobar - A minimalistic status bar

xmonad-log - DBus monitor for xmonad log events.

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

linux_notification_center - A notification daemon/center for linux

envy - :angry: Environmentally friendly environment variables

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

bench - Command-line benchmark tool

cabal-query - Helpers for quering .cabal files or hackageDB 00-index.tar

angel - Process Monitoring/Management, Like Daemontools

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

date-cache - A fast logging system for Haskell