Experimenting with a dynamic network monitor

Reto Hablützel rethab at rethab.ch
Wed Aug 29 22:36:28 BST 2012

I forgot to tell you where you can actually take it from:
https://github.com/rethab/xmobar . As I said, I will leave it in my repo
until there is a consensus on the features.

On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 11:28 PM, Reto Hablützel <rethab at rethab.ch> wrote:

> Hello there
> I've been experimenting with a new dynamic networking plugin for xmobar.
> What it does is, of a list of configured devices, it shows the most active
> on the status bar. For me, this was quite handy as I am constantly changing
> between wired and wireless connection.
> If you have some time, please try it out and tell me your suggestions and
> ideas on how to make it better. Once I have a stable version, I will open a
> pull request for the master branch at joar's (unless it turns out to be
> useless).
> I use this configuration in my .xmobarrc:
>  Run DynNetwork ["eth0", "wlan0"]
> ["-L","0","-H","32","--normal","green","--high","red"] 10
> So it is essentially the same as the normal Network plugin except that it
> takes a list of devices to scan.
> What I want to improve:
>  - instead of configuring a list, search for networks devices automatically
>  - smarter algorithm to decide which one to display if neither is
> transferring
> Cheers,
> Reto
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