iconbox "always on top"

Jasper Huijsmans jasper at xfce.org
Sat Jun 26 19:59:20 CEST 2004

Yeah, CVS panel is creating a dock type window (when always on top).

This patch could be added for stable, if we agree this is a nice 
feature. What do you think, does it make sense for the iconbox to follow 
the panel's layer? It already does so for size, so it might just make sense.

Even though it would make more sense to have these settings separate 
from the panel, but that is definitely not for the stable branch.

Michael, apart from that, there are a few things I'd like to see different:
- remove the dependency on the panel, it's not needed
- put the code to change layer in the ls_iconboxwin_set_layer() function
- the above two points mean there's no need to have the new files and 
configure.ac, nor Makefile.am need to be changed.


Olivier wrote:
> Michael,
> I think the panel uses a different layer scheme now (well, basically,
> it's a dock). I don't know if the layers still apply...
> Jasper? Any comment?
> Cheers,
> Olivier.
> On Sat, 2004-06-26 at 19:02, Michael Andrews wrote:
>>Excuse the repeat if you subscribe to the xfce-dev list, but the
>>activity seems to be here.
>>A couple of weeks ago on IRC, I threatened to modify the iconbox so that
>>it was not longer "always on top" but instead use the layer setting from
>>the panel (I despise "always on top").  Well, I actually did it.  I have
>>uploaded the patch file to:
>>  http://www.mandrews.org/iconbox_layer.patch
>>If one of the core developers wants to consider it for "general
>>release".  I can also email directly to the appropriate person.
>>The patch looks a little long (28k), but about half of the patch appears
>>to be due to the auto-generated Makefiles and configure scripts.  I
>>updated the automake and autoconfig files, and am not sure I got them
>>right (they build for me).

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