Applet request...

Dan Karmgard karmgard at
Mon Aug 11 16:56:42 CEST 2003

Hi Paul,
	Wow. That's a lot to digest first thing in the morning. Thanks for the
icons, much better than what I had. Adding a tooltip to show the rate is
easy enough, and perhaps a check-box to toggle between on-panel and
tooltip. But I suppose I'll have to bite the bullet and change fonts
when the panel size changes as well.
	I can't imagine why the installer wouldn't put the icons where you told
it to. There's nothing there under /usr/share/xfce4/themes/Curve? What
does make say about the icons? It should be something like...

/bin/sh ../mkinstalldirs /usr/share/xfce4/themes/Curve
 /usr/bin/install -c -m 644 modemboth.png
 /usr/bin/install -c -m 644 modemleft.png
 /usr/bin/install -c -m 644 modemnone.png
 /usr/bin/install -c -m 644 modemright.png
 /usr/bin/install -c -m 644 phone.png

Do you get something like that?
	Finally, I don't have a clue about what could make the plugin require
the properties box before it would work. I'll have to fuss with it and
see if I can replicate the bug. Thanks for the information,

On Mon, 2003-08-11 at 07:29, Paul Ladouceur wrote:
> OK, like I said, i've re-touched the ICONS... Hope that you like them...
> I notice a little problem with the transfer rate shown on the applet... 
> When you set the pannel to small or tiny, the transfer rate get's over 
> the LEDS and is tough to read!
> Maybe you should only put this information in a "bubble text" when the 
> pointer is over the applet... This would eliminate the trouble of small 
> and tiny pannels... And we would have more space for the LEDS 
> information...  Or the for another alternative: Get an option in the 
> properties that would enable/disable the transfer rate display... But 
> this will not help the bug that people will have for small/tiny pannels!
> Regards,
> Ti-Paul.
> NB: I've retouched the phone but haven't put much effort into it for now...
> Dan Karmgard wrote:
> >Hello Paul,
> >	OK, I've hacked together a plugin that can toggle a network device and
> >display the traffic. The graphics are rudimentary but functional (I
> >figure I can make it pretty later on). Basically it's just a button that
> >can take the commands/scripts you use to bring your modem up or down,
> >and the icon changes based on the traffic flow of the device (also an
> >option you give it). You may download it from 
> >
> >
> >
> >	There's a README that explains (in the most opaque language possible
> >:-) how to configure and install it. I haven't a phone here that I can
> >use with  my modem, but I've tested it pretty well using a wireless card
> >and it seems to function properly.
> >	I do have a general question. I used the "system()" call to pass the
> >commands to a shell (sh -c if memory serves) and that works fine under
> >Linux. But I'm not sure that other Unixes have that same call. Can
> >anyone tell me if there's a more generic equivalent of this call? (my
> >FreeBSD machine is at home with the functional modem).
> >
> >On Tue, 2003-08-05 at 19:13, Paul Ladouceur wrote:
> >  
> >
> >>Dan Karmgard wrote:
> >>
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> >>>Hello Edscott,
> >>>	No problem. I'll see what I can hack out. I am leaving on a trip this
> >>>afternoon, so it'll probably take a few days to get going. As well I
> >>>won't have easy access to a modem, so I'll probably need some help
> >>>testing the thing. I'll post when I have something together,
> >>> 
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