xfce-panel api

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Tue Mar 23 12:58:17 CET 2004

Jasper Huijsmans wrote:
>>>There is no official API documentation I'm afraid.
>>Should I add gtk-doc framework to the panel module?
> That might indeed be the best way to finally get me to do something
> about the situation ;-) Please go ahead.

Ok, I will do it once I find the time.

>>>The best thing to do is look at the code of other plugins (clock and
>>>mailcheck are relatively simple). There's also a sample plugin in CVS
>>>(xfce4/xfce4-sample-plugin), but it is not being maintained very well,
>>>so it may not work properly anymore.
>>Heh, indeed. But as far as I know, nothing major changed in the panel API, 
>>so the sample plugin should still work fine. Maybe one should come up with 
>>a better sample plugin, maybe combined with a small tutorial describing the 
>>different steps required to make it work.
> Yeah, I was thinking about moving it to the panel and change the
> Makefile to prevent it from being installed. That would possibly make me 
> pay more attention to it when the plugin API changes.

That might be the best way. Then the sample plugin will also be included with 
each tarball release and people don't need to get it from CVS.


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