Xscreensaver configurator in XFCE settings panel

Kok, Auke sofar at foo-projects.org
Tue Sep 23 22:13:02 CEST 2008

Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> 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.

uhh, making linux boot in 5 seconds to a full xfce desktop :)

sorry, I haven't caught up with much of the 4.6 features obviously :D


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