a general purpose messaging and notification program
Dzen moved to github this page and the wiki are as well subject to move in the next couple of weeks.
Dzen is a general purpose messaging, notification and menuing program for X11. It was designed to be scriptable in any language and integrate well with window managers like dwm, wmii and xmonad though it will work with any windowmanger.
Latest stable version: dzen2-0.8.5.tar.gz
Run the following command to fetch it:
git clone https://github.com/robm/dzen.git
svn checkout http://dzen.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ dzen
Dzen is available through the package managers of many Linux and BSD distributions.
The basic documentation ressource is dzen's README file
For more andvanced topics and ready to use scripts be sure to have a look at the Dzen Wiki.
The wiki also holds a lot of information on the development version and documents the usage of bleeding edge features that did not make it into the README, yet.
Obligatory screenshots to get you an idea of what dzen can be used for.
A more sophisticated Xinerama enabled statusbar and irrsi notification:
Music player widget:
Cpu graph widget:
Bug reports, patches and feature request can be sent to:
Usually I'm hanging around in these IRC channels:
Server irc.oftc.net : #dzen #dwm
Server irc.freenode.org: #xmonad
(c) 2007-2009, Robert Manea