TADA! Long standing issue sith systray fixed!

Benedikt Meurer Benedikt.Meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Sun Sep 14 11:30:23 CEST 2003

On Sat, 13, Sep 2003, Ariel Arjona wrote:

> >There is a separate patch made by benny, to make xfce4 systray
> >compatible with kde though.
> >
> I think that if benny's patch works it is a worthy addition to xfce, 
> because apps still using the KDE protocol will then work.
> That's why the KDE systray implements the freedesktop.org protocol along 
> with all of KDE's protocols.

The problem with the so called "KDE trayicon protocol" is that for a
working implementation, support from the window manager is required.
And since no one of us wants to modify xfwm4 to add support for
foreign protocols, you'll need workarounds to get things done. My KDE
compat patch does not work in every case and I consider it to be
unstable, cause its more a workaround than a solution. So I say, wait
for KDE to fix their applications and support only standard protocols
with XFce.

> I also realize this is easier said than done ;)

Its quite easy to be done, but its somewhat hard to figure out whats
necesarry to get things done, since KDE - and esp. the tray protocol -
is hardly documented.

> Regards,
> Ariel


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