Synchronize watches^W autotools and xfce4 progress report

Jasper Huijsmans j.b.huijsmans at
Wed Jun 12 14:48:02 CEST 2002

At 02:38 PM 6/12/02 +0200, you 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.

Just to make sure, of course it's always possible to choose your own icons. 
This theme thing only works on the 'standard' icons.

>  I think this scheme might make it easier for someone
>to make XFce themes that combine panel icons, xfwm4 themes and gtk themes.
>         Jasper
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