Plugin interface: Information and Version

Benedikt Meurer Benedikt.Meurer at
Tue Nov 11 20:38:31 CET 2003

On Tue, 11, Nov 2003, Bernhard Walle wrote:

> one problem with the panel plugins in my opinion the installed version.
> My suggestion: A standardisized dialog that is shown if you right click
> on the plugin and choose "About ...". The dialog should provide
> following information, e.g. my netload plugin
>   Name:          XFce4 Netload Plugin
>   Version:       0.2.1
>   Author:        Bernhard Walle
>   Report bugs:   xfce-goodies-dev at
>   Homepage:
> The author of the plugin should not need to write the whole dialog but
> only implement an inferface that gives back the strings. This makes
> writing plugins more comforable and gives a way to implement a plugin
> overwiew or something like that if wee need this in future.  Of course
> this is for 4.1. 
> What do you think about this?

Agreed, for 4.2. We were just talking about something similar on IRC

> Regards,
> Bernhard


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