MCS plugins going mad/MCS manager thread problem?

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at
Thu Mar 11 09:08:22 CET 2004

Jasper Huijsmans wrote:
> Op do 11-03-2004, om 08:07 schreef Benedikt Meurer:
>>>Same, we already have the basements to get rid of libxml in mcs IMO.
>>The sole use for libxml in panels MCS plugin seems to be backward compat, 
>>which I think, we can drop now.
> I recently changed the panel to use the libxfce4mcs facilties instead of
> the home-made libxml file. CVS HEAD only. It has never been in any
> official release, so removing the backward compat would be breaking
> peoples settings. If it fixes the bugs you described, that might be
> worth it.

Oh, didn't know that. Something in my head made me thing of it like an old 
unwanted compat part.

Anyway, removing the panel mcs plugin definetly solves the problem.

But looking at the code again, it should be easy to replace the libxml part 
with a simple glib xml parser, keeping backward compat for atleast one major 
release, which is important IMHO.

> Xffm was using libxml for it's settings as well, was that changed
> already?

No, xffm uses mcs_manager_* functionality to store its settings.


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