Goals for next Xfce releases

Danny Milosavljevic danny_milo at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 3 21:29:14 CET 2007


On Sun, 28 Jan 2007 14:21:14 +0100, Benedikt Meurer wrote:
> Jasper Huijsmans wrote:
>> Hello friends,
> The next step should be IMHO dropping the netk stuff completely and adopt libwnck. There's no need to duplicate efforts. If we have patches to improve libwnck, they should be applied.

Sounds good. 

> ...the menu is the really interesting thing. Jannis already did some
> work on this. It'd be really nice if 4.6 would provide a fully standard
> compliant and easy to use menu implementation.
> IMHO this stuff should be moved to the panel to avoid too many modules.

Are "too many modules" bad?

The best is always to keep separate what can be separated (after all, that's what modules are for).

I even have the xfce4-desktop-menu (without the backdrop handling) in an extra executable.

Maybe I am missing something...

> I've tracker installed: it's slow and heavy on resources, and that MySQL
> embedded dependency is a pain. Maybe not really "in line with our
> philosophy".

If there's interest, I have a small python application[1] that does full text indexing, if that's all what tracker does?
Maybe I could port it to C...
(Uses bsddb for index storage, has some silly limitations because python doesn't let me read the timeval, just the time_t)

Or we wait until the filesystem designers wake up and just integrate it into the filesystems... it's not like anyone _doesn't_ need search with today's harddisk sizes. 

>> - Mixer/Volume. Works for me at home, but at work I have a USB headset
>>   and the mixer plugin always falls back to the soundcard, so I guess it
>>   could still be improved. It also uses GOB, which IMO sucks, sorry
>>   Danny.
> Get rid of libxml dependency.

Oh, good that you mention it. I nearly forgot about that :)


[1] http://www.scratchpost.org/hacks/words-indexer/

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