[Haskell-cafe] ANNOUNCE: taffybar: an alternative status bar for xmonad

Alexander Dunlap alexander.dunlap at gmail.com
Mon Aug 15 08:25:59 CEST 2011

On 14 August 2011 14:51, Tristan Ravitch <travitch at cs.wisc.edu> wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 02:45:24PM -0700, Alexander Dunlap wrote:
>> I apologize if I'm missing something obvious here, but when I try to
>> run taffybar I get
>> Launching custom binary /home/alex/.cache/taffybar/taffybar-linux-i386
>> taffybar-linux-i386: ConnectionError "connectSession:
>> DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS is missing or invalid."
>> Is there some D-BUS configuration that needs to happen before the
>> package is usable?
> Sorry, I assumed you would have dbus running already.  If you add a
> line like:
>  eval `dbus-launch --auto-syntax`
> early in your ~/.xsession (if logging in via some graphical login
> manager) or ~/.xinitrc (if starting X via startx).  That should work
> for any normal -sh-style or -csh-style shell.
> That command starts DBus and sets the DBUS_SESSION* environment
> variables, and both xmonad and taffybar need to have the same settings
> for that variable, so make sure you execute that command before
> starting either of them.
> I'll add some notes in the documentation about this.

Thanks, that worked! Also, is there a way to change the default color
of text printed by the bar? (I've added span tags with colors to the
different text widget formats, but it would be nice to be able to set
a default - it shows up as a nearly-impossible-to-read dark grey for

Thanks a lot for the great program!


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