Use garcon for xfce4-settings-manager

Simon Steinbeiß simon.steinbeiss at
Tue Jun 28 20:17:45 CEST 2011

> Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 11:59:17 +0200
> From: Nick Schermer <nickschermer at>
> To: Xfce Dev <xfce4-dev at>
> Subject: Use garcon for xfce4-settings-manager
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> Folks,
> Xfce4-settings-manager uses some custom crawling code (using XfceRc)
> to get the various desktop entries. Downside is that for example
> .local overrides don't work. I'm not sure if we want to support this
> (security issue?) but we might be better of using Garcon. Only problem
> is that is uses from custom Keys as well (for pluggable dialogs).
> Not too hard to work around the latter problem, so the whole question
> is: is it worth the effort and so we also want to show other settings
> in the dialog (flash, nvidia, you name it).
> Nick

Sorry to reply to a digest (my mode was set to plain for some odd reason), won't happen again, promise.
This sounds like a really good idea and opportunity. If you decide on including additional items/settings in the settings-dialog I'm wondering whether some kind of grouping would help keeping the overview.
At the moment there are not so many items, so it's not really problematic, but if you add a few it could get/feel a bit messy.

Unfortunately the only help I can offer is drawing mockups of how that could look.


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