Now this is an ugly theme ;-)

Biju Chacko botsie at
Tue Aug 27 07:36:06 CEST 2002

On Mon, 26 Aug 2002 22:17:06 +0200, Jasper Huijsmans wrote:

> I think you need to write your own panel, with all the features you
> want ;-) (For all clarity, please note this is a joke)

Heh heh heh. If I wasn't so lazy, I would. ;-)

> If we want to retain the CDE panel design, we are limited in our
> possibilities for adding plugins as you suggested. There are basically
> only two areas where plugins larger than icons: the central section
> and below the panel. These are mostly useful for special modules
> (pagers and taskbars), which can more easily be treated as special
> global options than as generic plugins.
> Hmm, I hope that made some sense.
> If, however the panel would evolve more in the direction of the
> screenshot Eugenia produced (see one of the parent mails) there might
> be room for more general plugins. I think it will be rather difficult
> to combine the two designs. Although maybe the entire central section
> can be a plugin ...
> It will require a lot of fundamental changes and especially the
> configuration is going to be much more complicated. I don't see an
> easy way to let the user interact with the panel to add or remove
> arbitrary plugins. 
> In conclusion, I don't say it can't be done, but it will take someone
> with a lot more time than me to implement it in the forseeable future.

That makes a lot of sense. You will have to draw a line between what is
desirable and what is do-able. 

-- b

Biju 'botsie' Chacko                        biju_chacko at vsnl dot net

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