panel plugins in user home directory

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at
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 

>     Jasper


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