xfce4 (panel) issues

Jasper Huijsmans j.b.huijsmans at hetnet.nl
Sun Jun 30 14:04:10 CEST 2002

Hi Jens,

On Fri, 28 Jun 2002 17:42:38 +0200
Jens Luedicke <jens at irs-net.com> wrote:

> hi ...
> when I add an icon to the panel, the icon will be scaled
> to the size of the button. The icon shouldn't be scaled when
> it fits into the button. (large panel + small icon = ugly)

Ok, I see what you mean. Should be easy to change.

> xfce4 complains that I don't run xfwm4, even when its running.
> jens

Yeah, I know. I have to look into that. I'm not sure what the correct
behaviour would be for xfce if no compliant wm is found.
- don't show the panel until a compliant manager starts
- show the panel and disable desktop switching until compliant wm 
- don't check for compliance until desktop switcher is used
- don't check for compliance at all and put a note in the documentation.
- ...

What I tried to do is check three time at startup and wait 5 seconds
between attempts. This doesn't seem to work properly.

Of course there are a lot more problems with the panel than the ones you
mentioned. Unfortunately, I have very little time right now, so fixes
for these problems even though they are easy to will be very slow to

If there is anyone who wants to help and has some time to spare, please
feel free to work on the code. I won't be a very good maintainer at
least until the end of august.

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