jasper at xfce.org
Wed Sep 14 23:33:25 CEST 2005
Today I have committed a rather large amount of code to implement the
launcher plugin for the new panel. It seems to work well.
So I thought this might be a good time to think about what plugins the
panel should provide by default. Please reply to this mail with comments
The Xfce menu plugin should at least be part of the default Xfce
install. If there will be a common menu implementation in libxfcegui4
it could be part of the panel, otherwise it should probably remain
Not sure the current tasklist implementation is the best we can do...
Possibly just a special case of the tasklist, without the labels.
Sizing is a bit different though.
- CDE-like switcher. For old times sake? Sounds like a candidate fpr
xfce-goodies to me...
- Flexible space
Perhaps merge with date-time?
- System Tray
I currently optionally show the time in the systray. This is a common
setup in other environments, but of course duplicates functionality of
the clock. Should it be in there?
- Special actions
Quit, lock screen, settings and about. The current system buttons.
I don't think the current imlpementation is the best we can do, but I
have no real idea about how to implement this differently. Not sure we
need all these actions. Quit and Lock screen might be enough...
Ok, anything I missed that should be available in a default install?
Any volunteers to implement some of them? ;-)
Much code can be copied from current panel plugins, but I'd like to make
sure that the plugins included with the panel are of the highest quality.
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