Multiple verve-plugins in different panels

Nikolas Arend Nikolas.Arend at
Wed Jul 26 20:54:54 CEST 2006

Jannis Pohlmann wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Jul 2006 18:31:56 +0200, Nikolas Arend wrote:
>> Jannis Pohlmann wrote:
>>>>> I just tried to compile the latest verve-plugin with dbus support
>>>>> and it seems that dbus 0.50 is too old:
>>>>> verve-dbus-service.c: In function ‘verve_dbus_service_init’:
>>>>> verve-dbus-service.c:139: error:
>>>>> ‘DBUS_NAME_FLAG_ALLOW_REPLACEMENT’ undeclared (first use in this
>>>>> function) verve-dbus-service.c:139: error: (Each undeclared
>>>>> identifier is reported only once
>>>>> verve-dbus-service.c:139: error: for each function it appears in.)
>>>>> make[3]: *** [xfce4_verve_plugin-verve-dbus-service.o] Error 1
>>>>> I don't know when this constant was introduced, but it seems it's
>>>>> not in 0.50. Can this be helped? I'm reluctant to install a newer
>>>>> version of dbus atm. since there are many other packages on my FC4
>>>>> that depend on, but would like to have verve-plugin
>>>>> with dbus-support.
>>>> Sure, I can workaround this, by checking the D-BUS version, I
>>>> guess. I'll work on this later. Thanks for the report.
>>> Ok, I just commited a switch so that for older D-BUS versions (<
>>> 0.60) this flag isn't used. Could you try again?
>> Compiles fine for me and everything seems to work as expected.
>> Except... sorry, Jannis, that I'm such a pain ;-)... but isn't the 
>> plugin supposed to have autocompletion and a
>> command history? I don't get those, but I can't find anything unusual
>> in configure's output either.
> Indeed, it's intended to provide these features. At least the command
> history should work on *any* system. I guess you already know how to
> use the plugin - if not, here's a link:
> If you have a b0rked or empty $PATH (when starting the panel), that
> might explain that there is no auto-completion (because only
> executables in $PATH are scanned). Other than that, I see no reasons
> why it should not work.
Ah, sorry for the noise, I guess I didn't use it correctly. Some 
comments though...

- I was confused that auto-completion of paths doesn't work (e.g. 
/usr/sb-TAB doesn't do anything), which is why I thought the feature was 
- Auto-completion of commands doesn't seem to follow correct alphabetic 
sorting (e.g. xfce4-TAB brings up xfce4-mixer before xfce4-about or 
- Auto-completion isn't coupled with the command history (like in 
xfrun4), which some people might be used to. But that's a matter of 
taste and I myself am not sure what I'd prefer.

Hm, I guess I should start a new thread...

Thanks for your quick fixes and best regards,


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