Re: OOP applets; man pages

On Tue, 2002-02-12 at 14:54, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> George <jirka 5z com> writes:
> > 
> > s/like in Windows/like in GNOME/
> > 
> > Status dock thing has been there since like 1.2.  Just no one is
> > using it.
> I know it's been there, but no one uses it because we don't have it
> turned on by default, and gtk/libgnomeui don't support it. It also
> hasn't been made explicit when to use this vs. an applet.
> Doesn't it use the same setup as the KDE one? I'd personally like to
> see the protocol for it cleaned up and written down and put on
>, and at that point I think it'd even be reasonable to 
> have a GTK feature for this, though I don't know if others would
> agree. Certainly a libgnomeui feature.
> > And really that was the idea of the status dock, if an application wants to
> > put something on the panel, putting up an applet is annoying and obnoxious,
> > especially if it is temporary since you might close the app soon.
> I agree.

I'd like to see this used for application-specific capplets
or small programs that have the same role as capplets,
that of configuring an application.  IIUC, that is what
these icons are used for on Windows.


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