xmonad-dbus VS xmonad-testing

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


XMonad DBus monitor application and library to easily connect XMonad with Polybar (by troydm)


Stack/cabal setup for testing xmonad* and configurations (by xmonad)
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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 xmonad-testing. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-05-05.
  • Using xmonad-testing as lib
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/xmonad | 5 May 2021
    All is well and works properly. Now, however, I would like to switch to the git version of Xmonad by using xmonad-testing. For that I cloned the repo, switched both xmonad & xmonad-contrib branches to master and compiled executable. First of all, if I run the executable with `--version`, I get '0.15', that seems to me not correct. Shouldn't it be 0.16, even though it is not released yet? Second, I am not sure whether I need to somehow install the Git versions as libraries to be able to use new features and to get Vim with haskell-language-server recognize the new features. My configuration is in `~/.xmonad`. I think if I copy the config to the directory where the cloned repos are, it (using the new features) will work...
  • Build script with dbus using stack
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/xmonad | 5 Apr 2021
    If don't build via the first method and you want to use a project-like structure as in xmonad-testing then yes, you need a cabal file. There is an example file available in the repo.
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/xmonad | 5 Apr 2021
    The other build script I tried is the one from xmonad-testing, modified as follows:
  • Easiest way to hack using stack or cabal and use local package.
    1 project | reddit.com/r/xmonad | 13 Feb 2021
    Depending on whether you want to use stack or cabal, there is xmonad-testing, which is a repository that solely exists to show users how to do this! Under build-scripts you can find examples for both stack and cabal (be sure to read the readme for how to use these). If you want to use cabal 3.4 then mind geekosaur's pr for things to work smoothly with the new- style commands which are now the default.
  • Xmonad Cabal project
    1 project | reddit.com/r/xmonad | 25 Jan 2021
    There are some example build scripts that I use that make it super easy.

What are some alternatives?

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

xmobar - A minimalistic status bar

xmonad-log - DBus monitor for xmonad log events.

haskell-language-server - Official haskell ide support via language server (LSP). Successor of ghcide & haskell-ide-engine.

linux_notification_center - A notification daemon/center for linux

status-notifier-item - A Haskell implementation of the StatusNotifierItem protocol (https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/StatusNotifierItem/).

taffybar - A gtk based status bar for tiling window managers such as XMonad

gtk-sni-tray - A StatusNotifierHost widget written using the gtk+3 bindings for haskell provided by gi-gtk.