Netk deprecation notice [WAS Re: [proposal] Modify the panel-plugin interface, add 'powersave-mode'.]

Stephan Arts stephan at
Sat Jul 14 00:31:45 CEST 2007

On 7/13/07, Olivier Fourdan <fourdan at> wrote:
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> Hi all,
> This is to inform officially my intention to get rid of the Netk* stuff
> in Xfce 4.6 [1]
> All new code should avoid Netk* and older code will be ported to libwnck.
> Historically, the Netk* functions were forked from the libwnck back in
> the old days were libwnck API was not stable.
> Nowadays, there is no reason to keep doing this, so let's get rid of it.
> This duplication of code is a waste of time for us.
> I volunteered for the job, but all help is more than welcome [2]. I
> expect the amount of work to be fairly reasonable though.
> Cheers,
> Olivier.
>   [1] The original idea and proposal came from Vincent Untz, who is the
> current maintainer of libwnck.
>   [2] Just le me know, so we don't end up doing the same work twice...

If you, nick and jasper are alright with it, i'd love to start with
the panel-plugins that use netk.



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