Panel Plugins

Jasper Huijsmans jasper at
Thu Sep 15 14:14:02 CEST 2005

Biju Chacko schreef:
> Jasper Huijsmans wrote:
>>>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?
>>It's purely for aesthetic reasons. The current systemtray shows a frame 
>>(yeah, like windows) and the clock can be put inside this frame. 
>>However, it is only a simple digital clock, without the fancy features 
>>of the clock plugin.
> There is no logic to this. Why *shouldn't* the systemtray clock have all 
> the features of the regular clock? From the end user perspective, there 
> is no reason why the *position* of a clock should affect it's feature set.

I never said there was any logic to it ;-) It's how it is now.

> The *right* way to do this would be to allow frames to be placed around 
> arbitrary groups of plugins. Then you could achieve the Win/Gnome/Kde 
> look by adding the systray and the clock to a frame.

True. This would complicate the panel logic considerably. Not 
impossible, but unlikely to happen any time soon.

> You'll know better than I whether this is worth the effort. :) 
> Personally, I suspect it isn't. :-)

Me too ;-)

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