News from porting xfce4-notifyd

flo.xfce at flo.xfce at
Sat Aug 1 17:28:55 CEST 2015

So I fixed some deprecations and added widget names for the notification
icon and the button box.
I also played around with GtkStyleContext and CSS files but without
success. Although GtkStyle still works somehow, I would prefer using
GtkStyleContext. It might be more work but it's worth the effort. CSS
styling will be future-proof for quite some years and adds a variety of
new possibilities (see the "why design matters" discussion) which could
improve Xfce's look. It would also benefit other apps if we can gain
profiency in working with GtkStyleContext because some other ports to
Gtk3 will require this (like setting a background image in
xfce4-terminal with vte3).
My working repository is here:
If you find the time, please review the commits and give feedback. If
you have even more time I would be greatly interested in working
together on the styling part to finish this port.
If you don't have the time: Do you know projects which were already
ported to GtkStyleContext? Reading through the documentation gives me
not enough information and I would like to study others' commits.


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