[xmonad] Figuring out xmonad and dzen
sjanssen at cse.unl.edu
Sat Jan 12 18:19:30 EST 2008
On Sat, Jan 12, 2008 at 03:55:08PM -0500, Jevin Maltais wrote:
> Hi gang!
> I've decided to try and get rid of gnome completely and go straight up xmonad.
> I'm playing with dzen and like how simply piping to it gets stuff
> displayed. My question now is why do people have multiple instances
> of dzen? i.e. people have a dzen.sh script piping to an instance in
> dzen started from the .xinitrc but then the same people will have one
> started in the xmonad.hs config using the spawnPipe.
The problem is that you've got two input sources: xmonad and your clock/other
status script. There isn't an easy way to push these two streams to a single
dzen, so many people end up running two instances.
xmobar avoids this issue because it is based on the concept of combining
several asynchronous input sources.
More information about the xmonad