panel plugins in user home directory
benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Tue Mar 1 19:24:51 CET 2005
Jasper Huijsmans wrote:
>> Is it possible for a user to compile panel plugins, and place them in
>> a directory in their home directory that Xfce will pick up when you go
>> to "Add new item" on the panel? The compiling part is easy. When I
>> do an strace on the panel plugin, and choose "Add new item", I don't
>> see it look anywhere else but sysdir. It would be convenient if it
>> looked in the users home directory so that users can customize their
>> environment in whatever way they so desire.
> Oh, dear. I actually removed that for 4.2, because I didn't think anyone
> needed that. I was being lazy because I didn't want to think about where
> to put the files according to the basedir spec. It doesn't really allow
> for anything else then config files and data files. I guess something
> like ~/.local/lib/xfce4/panel-plugins might be appropriate.
Hm, somebody should ring the fd.o people about adding
XDG_PLUGINS_DIR/XDG_PLUGINS_HOME to the basedir spec.
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