[patch] xfdesktop menu in a gmodule, new menu generator too

Jean-François Wauthy pollux at xfce.org
Thu Mar 18 00:10:52 CET 2004

I just find out that the term attribute is also ignored...

Le mer 17/03/2004 à 07:42, Brian J. Tarricone a écrit :
> hi all-
> my work to move the menu into a gmodule is basically done.  it seems 
> stable (for me), and i think i got all the memory leaks (grr, SVG icons 
> are still leaking).  don't report any memleaks to me unless you've 
> updated libxfcegui4 within the last 5 minutes, since i committed a 
> change to disable SVG icon loading in GtkIconTheme.
> new patch is in the usual place:
> http://kelnos.homelinux.org/xfce4/files/xfdesktop-menu-gmodule-20040317.tar.gz
> as with last time, untar it _in the xfdesktop source tree root_ since it 
> has a .png file that's needed.  _rerun autogen.sh_ after applying the 
> patch!  i've test-applied the patch to a clean checkout from CVS, so if 
> you're having problems applying, try checking out a fresh tree.
> after compiling/installing, remember to 'killall -USR1 xfce4-panel' so 
> it recognises the new plugin.
> NB: if you want to use the new menu panel plugin, you _must_ install 
> this copy to the same $prefix as the panel.  if not, the plugin itself 
> wil be installed correctly, but it won't be able to find the gmodule 
> with the menu code.  actually, it occurs to me that it might be able to 
> find it, but i wouldn't recommend installing it to a different prefix 
> (if you want to try it and tell me how it goes, please feel free).
> NB^2: there is still no fix for the problem of certain apps crashing 
> right after launch.  i have noticed, however, that apps don't crash from 
> the menu when they're launched from the new panel plugin, so that seems 
> to indicate to me that the problem is in xfdesktop itself, and not in 
> the menu code (yay!).
> NB^3: i noticed that with SVG icons disabled, you'll get some 
> GdkPixbuf-CRITICAL and GLib-GObject-CRITICAL message printed to 
> console.  sorry about that, but there doesn't appear to be a way to fix 
> that (apparently when you disable SVG icons it still tries to open some 
> nonexistant file for some reason).
> if i could get as many people testing this as possible, i'd really 
> appreciate it.  i want to put this into CVS soon and move on to other 
> things (desktop icons maybe).  if people could test with gtk 2.4.0 as 
> well, that would be cool.
> oh, i just realised i forgot to put in icon= support for <title> items 
> in the menu.  oh well.  also, <xfdesktop useicons="false"> isn't 
> honoured right now.  they're both trivial fixes and i'll put them in for 
> the next patch or when i commit to CVS.  try the new icon support for 
> <menu> items; it's fun.  blah, i suck.  i also just realised that the 
> menu won't autoregenerate either.  ah well, i'll fix that later.  i just 
> want to make sure things install ok and xfdesktop or the panel don't 
> crash for weird reasons.
>     -brian
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