[Goodies-dev] New: Stock Ticker Plugin for xfce-panel

Jannis Pohlmann jannis at xfce.org
Thu Aug 13 15:50:10 CEST 2009

On Thu, 13 Aug 2009 15:46:47 +0200
Mike Massonnet <mmassonnet at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Kevin,
> 2009/8/13 Kevin DuBois <kdub432 at gmail.com>:
> > Hey all,
> >
> > I've been wanting a stock ticker plugin for the panel for a while,
> > so I wrote one. :) It still needs a bit of tweaking, but what
> > software doesn't? ;)
> >
> > Here's a screencap:
> > http://www.viddler.com/explore/kdubois/videos/11/
> >
> > You can get the source from:
> > http://kdubois.net/stock_ticker.tar.gz
> >
> > It needs libcurl (for downloading the data from Yahoo! Finance), and
> > libclutter-gtk (0.8) for the animation.
> The dependencies are a little "new". Fine for libcurl, but for clutter
> I had recommend to make that an optional dependency (now I'm unsure if
> this optional dep should default to true or false). If it is false it
> is up to the packagers to activate it. For this to be noticed you
> would simply need a summary at the end of the configure script.
> Regarding Clutter, it isn't used currently in any of the projects
> hosted by Xfce.

I think it's ok to use clutter. Goodies can do whatever they want
anyway, even though it's wise to use Xfce dependencies as a reference.
  - Jannis
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