FYI: 4.7 panel and plugins

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Tue May 26 09:55:54 CEST 2009

On 05/26/2009 12:40 AM, Nick Schermer wrote:
> 2009/5/26 Brian J. Tarricone<bjt23 at>:
>> Another thing... some of us maintain plugins that we want to be usable with
>> both the 4.4/4.6 panel and the new 4.8 panel without lots of extra compat
>> code.  Is this possible?
> Yes and no. Not if you maintain it as an external plugin, internal
> plugin might actually work but I've never tried it (api is the same
> tho, so it should be possible).
> To be honest, I hardly care about this. From a maintenance and user
> experience point of view the new panel is so much better (esp.
> compared to 4.6) I cannot imagine people stick with 4.6 or 4.4 because
> of the experience, performance or stability ;-).

That's rather short-sighted and represents a rather sheltered (to be 
polite) view about how software is deployed in the real world.  We've 
always tried to take backwards-compat seriously here in Xfce-land, and 
it's unfortunate that you don't seem to care.


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