[xmonad] XMoBar Question

Brent Yorgey byorgey at gmail.com
Thu Dec 13 10:14:53 EST 2007

On Dec 12, 2007 7:34 PM, Trevor Elliott <trevor at galois.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 13 Dec 2007 01:19:58 +0100
> Hans Philipp Annen <hpa at gmx.li> wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > On Thu, Dec 13, 2007 at 12:14:03AM +0100, Dominik Bruhn wrote:
> > > Hy,
> > > I tried to switch from dzen2 to xmobar as statusbar for my xmonad
> > > but ran into these three problems:
> > >
> > > 1. I want my Mailcount (how many new mails are there in my Maildir
> > > on my harddisk) to be displayed. How can I achieve this? Should I
> > > run a external program? Im searching for a solution which needs the
> > > less cpu (and io) as possible, as xmonad is running on my notebook.
> > > An external shellscript would do a big overhead, so is there a
> > > better solution?
> So, I've written a program that does something similar to this, for
> dzen2.  Basically, it takes the output from xmonad, and adds in the
> date, battery status, and whatever else you can think of to the actuall
> input to dzen, thus allowing you to customize the output a bit more.
> You can write new things to have it output via a simple plugin api (in
> haskell, of course).  If you're interested, I would be happy to
> cabalize it, and put it up somewhere.

I think this would be a fantastic tool for the xmonad community.  (I have a
similar program, but it's not at all modular or extensible.)  Cabalizing it
and putting it up somewhere would be great -- or even better, set up a
public darcs repo so people can contribute new plugins. =)

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