Container Plugins

Biju Chacko botsie at
Thu Sep 15 13:10:28 CEST 2005


The question of the clock in the systray kicked off another line of thought.

I think it may be desirable to allow a class of plugins we could call 
container plugins.

These are plugins that would hold other plugins. I can see a number of 
uses for them:

* The simplest case: a frame around a few other plugins.

* A drawer: a popup "menu" of plugins.

* A collapsible group: A group of plugins that can be collapsed into a 
single icon and vice versa.

* Alternative orientations: Group icons in columns on a horizontal panel 
or rows in a vertical panel. Helpful if you have an unusually wide or 
tall panel.

This could be a basis for future development of things like sidebars or 

Again, Jasper is probably a better judge than I of whether this is worth 
the effort or not.

-- b

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