Panel Plugins

Jari Rahkonen jari.rahkonen at
Thu Sep 15 08:54:25 CEST 2005

Biju Chacko wrote:

> Benedikt Meurer wrote:
>> Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
>>> Disagree. Why put the clock in the systray if it's already a separate
>>> item? If a user wants a clock next to the systray, they can just put
>>> one there.
>> Well, there's no special reason to do so, it's just convenience. I kinda
>> prefer to have one clock (date-time plugin) in the panel and the
>> notification area clock in the taskbar. It's a feature with no noticable
>> overhead, so why drop it?
> Too many clocks reminds me of gnome a couple of years ago. I'd suggest
> that both clocks should have a consistent feature set. It doesn't seem
> to make sense that one clock should be less capable just because it's in
> the status area.

So why can't the clock still be a single plugin that allows multiple
instances? Put one in the taskbar next to the system tray/notification
area and one in the panel. I might have misunderstood, but isn't the
taskbar (going to be) basically an instance of the new panel?

- Jari

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