Panel plugins status for the 4.8 panel

Florian Rivoal frivoal at
Wed Dec 8 17:00:39 CET 2010

On Wed, 08 Dec 2010 16:26:39 +0900, Nick Schermer <nickschermer at>  

>  Florian is working hard on a bunch of plugins

I am doing what I can, but at the same time I also have a new born baby to  
take care of. As you can imagine, that puts some limits to the time I can  
spend on xfce. I'll be doing my share, but it might take a while.

>> All the extra plugins I have tried to build have to be ported to the new
>> panel API, and to libxfce4ui :
> Porting to libxfcegui4 is not a requirement for the plugins. They all
> run external so there are no conflicts with 4ui and 4.8 will still
> have a release of gui4 (without the private keyboard library).

Indeed, libxfcegui4 still works on 4.8, but some plugins fail to compile  
because they are not set up properly. I've already fixed a couple, but I  
am far from done. If you have an issue with a non compiling plugin, please  
file a bug, don't just assume that I've run into it myself. I would  
eventually, but I have a lot of plugins to care for, so that could take a  

I'll look into that list you provided, but nevertheless, bugs are welcome.

  - Florian

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