[Goodies-dev] Best practices for plugins

Bruno Jesus 00cpxxx at gmail.com
Thu Aug 17 05:55:06 CEST 2006

On 8/16/06, Álvaro Lopes <alvieboy at alvie.com> wrote:
> Hello list,
> is there any document about best practices for panel plugins? I'm trying
> to follow the basic structure I see in others, but I am not sure if it
> is the best approach.

You should take a look at the test plugin that comes with the
xfce4-panel source. There's also a xfce api documentation at

> Also (this is not the case) is there any advise on which libraries we
> should or should not use in the plugins?
> And do you prefer GPL licenses or BSD/BSD-like ones?

I think most plugins use GPL but I don't really know much about licenses.

> Final question :) I have already SVN dev access to the repository, I was
> wondering who should create the root directory for my plugin (I did not
> even tried to do so), myself or an admin?

I would like an account too, I'm developing a simple network plugin
that shows the state of the network interfaces. Is it possible?

> Thanks in advance.
> Álvaro
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