Re: libegg revisited
- From: Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com>
- To: Jonathan Blandford <jrb redhat com>
- Cc: Mark McLoughlin <mark skynet ie>, desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: libegg revisited
- Date: 04 Oct 2003 00:26:42 -0400
On Fri, 2003-10-03 at 18:38, Jonathan Blandford wrote:
> Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com> writes:
> > On Fri, 2003-10-03 at 17:56, Jonathan Blandford wrote:
> > > Yeah. This is a serious problem. The biggest offenders here are
> > > probably the EggStatusIcon and the recently-used files stuff.
> > Tray icon is supposed to end up in GTK+. However, the implementation is
> > broken, the API is probably broken, the spec is broken, and the UI is
> > undefined.
> Then we shouldn't use it.
Well, there's clearly demand for the functionality, I think two things
- applets added dynamically by apps and/or more featureful
(blinkable?) window list buttons
- ability to do this without being GNOME/KDE specific
- something for WINE to use if the windows app uses the
windows tray APIs
- a way to post genuine status/notification kinds of
messages: new hardware added, updates available, etc.
So we see lots of people using the tray even though it blows.
I'd like to see someone address the areas in better ways, rather than
simply deleting the tray. Though perhaps deleting the tray for a while
is the only way we'll get them addressed.
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