Panel Plugins for 4.4

Ori Bernstein rand_chars at
Wed Jun 29 00:30:42 CEST 2005

On Sun, 26 Jun 2005 08:51:43 +0200
Jasper Huijsmans <jasper at> said:

> Op zo, 26-06-2005 te 07:32 +1000, schreef Jeff Franks:
> > Jasper,
> > 
> > Are you planning to add an iconbox plugin to the 4.4 panel.
> > 
> Yes ;-)
> The idea is that everything that can now be done with the panel +
> taskbar + iconbox will still be available in the new multiple instance
> panel, by using plugins.
> The transition is a lot of work, so it will still take quite some time
> before this can actually be implemented.
> 	Jasper

Some other plugins I'd like to see:
-  some form of "drop box", where drag data can be stored temporarily (but I
don't know how well this would work)

- a "launcher" plugin, which is exactly the same as the current one, but uses
the appfinder to select the item to launch.

- I'd like a toggle launcher that would be able to do one command on toggle-on,
one command on toggle off (for example, mount/umount), and so on.

and *MAYBE*
- Make the launcher launch only one item, and create a general "drawer" item
that will take any panel plugin. (This, I guess, would imply an "is-visible"
status that the panel would have to check)

I'd be very willing to help with any of these, once the panel API is finalized.

Also, if there's anything I can do to help get the panel coded, let me know.

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