Synchronize watches^W autotools and xfce4 progress report

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at
Wed Jun 12 14:40:25 CEST 2002

Hi Jasper,

I've switch xfwm4 to automake 1.6 yesterday. That wasn't a peacefull
migration, but it showed some flaws in my

So far, so good, I use automake 1.6 and autoconf 2.52

I think I can do the "automakization" (hey, I just invented another kewl
word ;-) ) for you if you wish, or I can provide support, as you prefer


On Wed, 2002-06-12 at 14:38, Jasper Huijsmans wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm going to try and add an automake framework to my panel code. I might
> need to ask some help with it. Anyway what are the versions of the autotools
> I should use? If at all possible I think we should use the same versions to
> limit the number of problems we encounter.
> As a side note, the panel actually seems to work now. You can now change the
> configuration and the changes will be saved. I have a configuration dialog
> for the global panel options, modelled somewhat after the ROX options dialog
> (I didn't use that, because I feel it would be a bit overkill - I have 8
> options or something). I would like to hear your opinion on it.
> Some things are still a bit unstable I think, but the basic functionality is
> there. One thing I started to implement is support for icon themes. It's an
> idea I had to allow some simple configuration.
> Just like the current panel there are a number of 'standard' icons the user
> can choose from (like 'Editor', 'File management', etc.); When the user
> chooses a theme, xfce looks for a directory with that name in some standard
> locations (~/.xfce4/panel/themes and DATADIR/panel/themes). It looks for a
> number of predefined filenames (either .xpm or .png) that correspond to the
> standard icons.
> What do you think about that idea? Is it useful or should we just let users
> choose their own icons. I think this scheme might make it easier for someone
> to make XFce themes that combine panel icons, xfwm4 themes and gtk themes.
> Greetings,
> 	Jasper
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