How to panel plugin

André Miranda andre42m at
Tue May 9 02:40:49 CEST 2017

I tried to review your repository, but one big commit is not easy on my 
strained eyes.
I noticed some commented code and some files renamed/deleted/recreated 
without a clear reason, please don't push these things, they only confuse.
Currently it's not possible to build due an error on Makefile about an 
image, take a look at xfce4-dict where I made some changes related to 
the panel plugin icon. It came to my attention that you replaced the 
icon by one that seems to be from and according to 
what's present in the SVG it's under this license:
I recommend not to change the current icon unless you have a good reason 
to, otherwise an attribution will be necessary.

Regarding the documentation, unfortunately it's far from updated, the 
page you mentioned hasn't been touch since 2010 (I touch it recently, 
but only to add information, I didn't update it). As Matthew hinted, the 
better documentation we have is the source code itself.

Andre Miranda

On 05/06/2017 08:31 AM, Dani wrote:
> Dani
> On 06/05/17 02:18, Matthew Brush wrote:
>> On 2017-05-05 10:46 AM, Dani wrote:
>>> Hello:
>>> For gtk3.
>>> say:
>>> Plugin Registration
>>> To register a plugin with the plugin system there are two macros
>>> available that should be used, instead of using the library functions
>>> directly; one for internal plugins and one for external plugins.
>>> but here:
>>> say:
>>> Warning
>>> XFCE_PANEL_PLUGIN_REGISTER_EXTERNAL has been deprecated since version
>>> 4.8 and should not be used in newly-written code. Deprecation is not
>>> entirely true, but it should be made clear that it is recommended to 
>>> use
>>> XFCE_PANEL_PLUGIN_REGISTER(). See the Registering Plugins for more
>>> information.
>>> My question, should I use
>>> or not?
>> You should build and use the documentation from the version of 
>> libxfce4panel you're porting with, presumably master branch from Git. 
>> It should say what's deprecated or not, and if it says that macro is 
>> deprecated, then don't use it.
> Where is the documentation (reference manual) and source code of 
> libxfce4panel-2.0?
> Not finding success.
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