Xscreensaver configurator in XFCE settings panel

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at cornell.edu
Tue Sep 23 21:53:56 CEST 2008

Kok, Auke wrote:
> Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
>> On Sun, 21 Sep 2008 12:00:16 +0200 Christian Dywan wrote:
>>> I would think that this behaviour would be intuitive to the user, ie.
>>> showing the same icons in the settings manager as in the menu.
>> Well, that depends on how you look at it.  It's the *Xfce* settings
>> manager, not the general-everything settings manager.  For the
>> screensaver case, I'd make an exception because that's something one
>> might consider integral to a desktop that Xfce doesn't provide.
> wonk. reoccurring problem.
> How about we talk to the freedesktop guys and set a standard desktop file
> annotation so that we can mark any .desktop file as
> 'Category=Configuration/system;' ? (or something like that)
> Something like that would make the mcs manager menu plugin infrastructure largely
> obsolete and fall back on existing infrastructure. plemp a .desktop file in place
> for each of the components and.... voila.

Where have you been, dude?  MCS has been gone for months, and how you're 
describing it is more or less exactly how it works, except that I've 
made inclusion in the settings manager an "opt-in" deal rather than just 
including every Categories=DesktopSettings; app under the sun.


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