Xfce4 panel design/features

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at xfce.org
Sun Apr 7 15:10:41 CEST 2002


I'm working intensively on the new version of xfwm. It's based on the
GTK event loop, so I can use GTK menus and other widgets inside the
window manager (that saves me from rewritting the code for the menu and
it provides a common look with other GTK apps)

I'll probably make some code available sooner or later ;-)


On Sun, 2002-04-07 at 14:50, Jasper Huijsmans wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've been thinking of trying to make a start with a gtk2 based panel.
> Features I've been thinking of:
> - Look as identical as possible to current panel
> - Every icon is either a normal icon or a module; a    
>   module can udate dynamically (e.g. clock, trashcan,
>   calendar, ppp connector).
> - builtin (clock, trash, mailcheck) and external
>   modules (to be written by someone else ;-)
> Is this stupid? interesting? already done by someone else?
> The second goal of this email is to generate some traffic on this list
> ;-)
> Anybody have any progress to report?
> I have a glib2 version of xfmenu. It's still using the old xfwm
> configuration, since there is no new one yet, but the menu generation
> and communication with xfwm are now strictly separated so it's easy to
> change to any new system.
> New features are prevention of duplicate entries and removal of empty
> submenus. I also tried to use some g_utf8_* functions from glib, but
> nothing extensive, since I don't fully understand this.
> Should I put this in devel CVS or wait for more clarity on a menu
> creation API for xfce4?
> Greetings,
> 	Jasper
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