Jasper Huijsmans jasper at
Wed Apr 6 21:21:49 CEST 2005

Pasi Orovuo wrote:
> Hi everyone.
> Jasper mentioned some new ideas about Mailcheck in Bugzilla a while back
> ( By that time I had
> written a multiple account patch for the current plugin, which I then
> decided not to release. Jasper's idea about implementing mailcheck as an
> system tray icon was quite interesting, and I felt it would make a nice
> project for myself to get familiar with Xfce and Gtk programming. So I
> decided to give it a try, and here's what I've so far:
> And with no unread mail:
> In the lower right corner the left icon is the current mailcheck and the
> right one in system tray is 'my' Mailcheck (entitled as Mailwatch as I
> didn't want anyone to mix it with the official Xfce Mailcheck - name
> suggestions are welcome). Currently it's not much more than a stripped
> down (missing pop support) rip-off of Mailcheck plugin with support for
> multiple accounts, accompanied with an mcs-plugin for settings.
> At the moment I don't dare to release the source code, as I need to read
> a bit more about Gtk/GLib and fix some (possible) errors, but I'm hoping to
> get someting released during the weekend.
> If any of you have ideas or suggestions, I'd like to hear them.

Hi Pasi,

great to see someone interested in working on this and very needed as 
well. Maybe you could talk to Brian about working with him on the new 
mailwatch -- force him to show you the code he supposedly has written ;-)


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