panel development update

Jannis Pohlmann info at
Wed May 11 22:26:40 CEST 2005

Jasper Huijsmans schrieb:

> Jannis Pohlmann wrote:
>> Jasper Huijsmans schrieb:
>>> Hi,
>>> People seem to be rather busy with other stuff at the moment -- except
>>> Mickaël and Juha; keep up the good work, guys! Anyway, I finally 
>>> added something to the panel again, so here's an update.
>>> First of all, drawing of the new panel widget should now be 
>>> flawless, no more
>>> strange edges or missing borders. Please let me know if you still see
>>> something wrong with the latests svn code.
>>> Secondly, I decided to make a bit better use of the new panel widget 
>>> and added
>>> an option to make the panel full width. At the same time I added two 
>>> plugins
>>> that can make use of this feature: a tasklist plugin and a flexible 
>>> space
>>> plugin; both will expand with the panel.
>>> I also have been experimenting a little with creating out-of-process 
>>> plugins
>>> using GtkPlug/GtkSocket. It seems to work nicely. I also tested a 
>>> customize
>>> mode; this makes it easy to drag items around, even when they are 
>>> external
>>> plugins. No code to show you yet though.
>>> Progress on the design for the 4.4 panel has been a bit slow, 
>>> because I don't
>>> have much time. Apart from the plugin design I need to think hard 
>>> about the
>>> user interfaces that are needed to properly use and configure the new
>>> features, especially access to configuration for multiple panels 
>>> (possibly on
>>> multiple monitors), customizating panel contents and the interaction 
>>> with MCS settings. Ideas and suggestions are welcome, send them to 
>>> me or, even better, add them to the wiki.
>>> That's all for now ;-)
>>> Jasper
>> Hey Jasper.
>> Like most of the others, I love the new panel, too. Since I used the
>> mini command line plugin and that doesn't work anymore, I'm asking 
>> myself
>> how much of the plugin system has changed. Some plugins (like the 
>> mixer, for
>> example) still work. Did you test the others?
> All of them should still work. For the mini command you need the 
> latest version, because focus behaviour has changed. I haven't 
> actually tried, so I'll do that now ;-0
>     Jasper

Do you know where I can find the latest version of that plugin? Have the 
goodies moved to Xfce SVN, too? I can't find them
in my snapshot but maybe I didn't search hard enough.


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