xfce4-panel, dev-tools and pkg-config

James Westby jw+xfce at jameswestby.net
Thu May 4 18:57:06 CEST 2006

On (04/05/06 18:44), Benedikt Meurer wrote:
> James Westby wrote:
> > I was looking at the cpugraph plugin for ideas (as well as many others),
> > but I didn't think I needed to be an external plugin. I still don't
> > really get the difference. 
> > 
> >     For an internal plugin, only the macro call is different. And of
> >     course the build files.
> > 
> > But there must be some reason for the distinction.
> Internal plugins are loaded into the panel process, while external
> plugins run as separate processes. Everything that might affect the
> stability of the panel should be an external plugin (that is every non
> trivial plugin). The wireless plugin can be considered non-trivial. And
> it also helps with debugging/testing the plugin. ;-)

Thanks for the clarification. I suppose the names should have given it
away. I'll make the switch. 

I'm all for stability certainly.



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