New panel framework

Jasper Huijsmans jasper at
Sat Sep 3 17:30:27 CEST 2005

Brian J. Tarricone schreef:
> I think I'm missing something here.  How does the panel know about these
> external plugins?  Unless I'm misunderstanding, the external plugins
> don't talk to the panel at all until their binary is run.  But how does
> the panel find out about external plugins so it can list them in the
> "Add Item" dialog?  Assuming there's a separate mechanism for this,
> letting language bindings write plugins shouldn't be a problem at all.

Hehe, I guess I forgot to mention something here...

Yeah, you're right. It uses .desktop files (in 
${prefix}/share/xfce4/panel-plugins/) to describe the plugins.

[Xfce Panel]
Name=Test Plugin
Comment=This plugin has no purpose

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