XFCE4 Hardware Monitor Applet - Port of GNOME 2 Hardware Monitor Applet

Jeroen van Aart jeroen at mompl.net
Sun Nov 17 11:29:12 CET 2013

Omega Weapon wrote:
> Sending this as some may be interested:
> I have managed to port the GNOME 2 Hardware Monitor applet to my XFCE4 
> environment, in order to get at a proper network bandwidth graph for the 
> panel. I've posted the details here:
> https://igurublog.wordpress.com/2013/11/15/gnome-2-hardware-monitor-applet-ported-to-xfce4/ 

How did you satisfy the requirement for libpanelapplet-2.0 through the 
package manager? I have libpanel-applet-4-0(-dev) installed (wheezy) but 
as far as I know it's not even backwards compatible with 2.0 (judging 
from my few attempts to compile my gnome2 equake applet on wheezy).

Have you considered porting it completely to Xfce, that is removing all 
dependencies on gnome so you don't have to download any gnome libraries? 
It's what I did with my Xfce equake panel plugin.

It is actually not that difficult, considering Xfce uses gtk as well. 
You will only need to get rid of the gnome panel applet mess and the 
bonobo crap (pun intended). And replace them with Xfce libraries, which 
work much better and are easier imo. Normally that's only a few 
functions here and there (or in just one source file if the original 
programmer kept it clean).


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