Calendar GSoC idea

André Miranda andre42m at
Sun Mar 7 18:28:11 CET 2021

Hi Bruno,
I don't think the idea of replacing clock with orage is a good one, I
believe some users (including myself) just want a dead simple clock.
One possible approach you can follow is to make orage independent of panel
by switching to statusnotifier[1].

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Andre Miranda

On Sat, Mar 6, 2021 at 9:35 PM Bruno Schmidt <bw509 at> wrote:

> Greetings to y'all!
> After some extensive testing, and quite a bit of googling of reviews and
> user experiences, I can assure you your deprecated "Orage" app (some 15+
> years ago called "Xfcalendar") provides you with all the functionality
> you're looking for, and then some.
> Alas and as you well know, it is still written to the GTK2 standard. But
> it has good bones, its code is quite clean (though lacks a lot of the
> comments a maintainer would need) and doesn't use a database, like ie
> SqlLite. Instead, it relies on the flat-file "Ical" file spec for its
> master file * calendaring and calendar import/export funtions - not exactly
> reliable from an update and/or recovery point of view, but a good starting
> point for overhauling the code.
> Its dynamic notification icon in the status tray has everything you're
> looking for, and could be revised with some modest work (imho) to function
> as a regular panel plugin replacing the existing clock plugin (if that's
> what you're after). But you do recognize that you can't just have events
> and alerts without the underlying data management, which would mean that
> the calendaring would have to run as a child process of the panel. Is that
> a good idea?
> Just some constructive thoughts.
> Cheers, Bruno
> -------------------
> On 3/4/21 11:05 AM, Yousuf Philips wrote:
> Hi Team,
> I've added a GSoC idea of improving the clock to have calendar
> capabilities, so please add to the description text if you have any input
> on it.
> Regards,
> Yousuf
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