It important to enjoy the development tools you use day after day, so after seeing some of the great looking Emacs modeline customisations, I couldnt resist pimping my modeline (again).
There are several other versions of powerline listed on the EmacsWiki powerline page.
I use Emacs Live as my base configuration for Emacs, so I added the powerline project to my personal configuration
First I cloned the powerline Gitub repository into the
lib folder of my live pack
Then I created a configuration file for the powerline project
emacslcient ~/.live-packs/jr0cket-pack/config/powerline.el &
Adding the following code to the powerline config file loads the files in
lib/powerline. I also state which theme I want to use.
There are several other themes avaiable in powerline, including
Finally, I added a function to load the powerline library at startup in my Emacs Live live-pack init.el file,
I restarted Emacs and was presented with my new modeline
In full screen with several windows open you can see the difference between active and inactive windows.
The powerline project is an easy way to tweak your modeline into something more stylised. Next I want to create my own powerline theme to have my own design touches and tailor it more to my needs.
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