Why design matters

Andrzej ndrwrdck at googlemail.com
Thu Aug 6 00:20:20 CEST 2015

On 04/08/15 21:09, adlo wrote:
> What parts of the code should I be looking at if I want to try to
> implement this feature?

As much as I would like more people to contribute to xfce4-panel, I do 
not recommend starting from this feature. The panel layout code is 
complex, fragile and affects the panel performance. Unless you can show 
you know what you are doing, test the changes thoroughly in all possible 
configurations, implement a configuration UI for this feature, and 
maintain the changes afterwards, I will NOT push the patch to the 

Overall, this change requires quite a lot of work for a fairly small 
usability improvement. It is a good feature but IMHO not worth the effort.



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