GThread usage in the panel

Bernhard Walle Bernhard.Walle at
Sun Jul 25 12:59:56 CEST 2004

* Brian J. Tarricone <bjt23 at> [2004-07-24 20:45]:
> an important note.  this means you CANNOT use these functions for 
> anything but idle/timeout functions.  if you call one of these functions 
> from anywhere in the main thread or in the gtk main loop, the panel will 
> hang.  if you have a function that you use as a timeout/idle function 
> and that you just call normally, you'll need to wrap it in another 
> function that calls XFCE_PANEL_LOCK/UNLOCK() around the function call.  
> sorry i'm not explaining this perfectly, but if anyone's confused, let 
> me know and i'll provide an example.

An example would be good. 


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