start menu request (Was: Re: reporting for duty)

Benedikt Meurer Benedikt.Meurer at
Mon Jun 30 10:26:49 CEST 2003

On Mon, 30, Jun 2003, Biju Chacko wrote:

> > Both of you are right. There are certainly arguments in favor of such
> > a plugin, it's just that I'm not going to write it any time soon ;-)
> > 
> > Also, it should be using the freedesktop menu spec. This is not
> > entirely trivial. Ask botsie ;-)
> > 
> > If anyone else is interested in writing this, I'm sure many people are
> > willing to help, including myself.
> I'd suggest that this be postponed to the 4.2 dev cycle. I'm planning
> (assuming I actually get the time to do it) to put a freedesktop menu
> parser into libxfcegui then. Havoc sent me some code that should help.

Good, but it should really be in libxfce4util, since its not

> I wouldn't like this kind of plugin to be in the default XFce config,
> but it does introduce flexibility that certain people may want.
> With this, and a 'taskbar' panel plugin you could emulate a K or gnome
> panel.
> Ewwwwww! Yuck!

I really dislike this idea. We're not going to create another

> -- b


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