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

Tristan Ravitch travitch at cs.wisc.edu
Mon Aug 15 16:55:18 CEST 2011

On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 08:55:44AM +0200, Vincent Hanquez wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 13, 2011 at 10:56:49AM -0500, Tristan Ravitch wrote:
> > I've wanted a slightly fancier status bar than xmobar for a while, so
> > I finally made one.  It uses gtk2hs and dbus extensively, so if you
> > hate either of those things it probably isn't for you.  Being written
> > in gtk, though, it can have more graphical widgets.
> >
> >   http://hackage.haskell.org/package/taffybar
> Hi Tristan,
> Thanks for this new status bar, this is exactly what i've been looking for
> xmonad !
> A word of warning though, it seems to wakeup a bit too much (and do too much work
> at wakeup) with the example configuration and make a laptop great for winter
> as a hand warmer :-)
> I ended up with just the clock widget (setup to update every minute instead of
> every second), the system tray, and the logwidget, and the wakeup rate is
> completely acceptable, and the cpu time stays low.

Ah the config I gave has the CPU graph update every half second.  That
can be dialed back to anything (or, as you did, just dropped
entirely).  The bar itself doesn't have any wakeups to speak of, but
some widgets are a little more aggressive.
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