Whatever happened to: "Merging Task List + System Tray + Program Launcher applets"?

Nick Schermer nickschermer at gmail.com
Mon Nov 3 11:26:00 CET 2008

2008/11/3 Jannis Pohlmann <jannis at xfce.org>:
> Hey,
> Am Mon, 03 Nov 2008 10:27:26 +0100
> schrieb Harold <xfce at sait.nl>:
>> Dear Xfce-devs,
>> About 2 years ago, there was some discussion on and of this list
>> about a revolutionary new way to merge the Task List + System Tray +
>> Program Launcher applets.

Yes I know, there is an open bug report for this (#2680). The problem is the
implementation is hard and although it looks nice in the demo, I really doubt
it will be user friendly.

Maybe some way of merging the tasklist and launchers is feasible, but the
system tray has completely different goals.

> I think Nick (panel maintainer) was playing with this in a local
> branch for 4.8. I'm not entirely sure though.

For the moment I've only merged the tasklist and iconbox and working on fixing
most of the open bug reports and some usability improvements.


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