Re: GNOME Panel++


On Mon, 2007-09-24 at 20:44 +0200, Vincent Untz wrote:
> Hi,
> Le lundi 24 septembre 2007, à 04:00 +0100, Alex Jones a écrit :
> >    Hi list
> > 
> >    What do we want from the next version of GNOME Panel?
> > 
> >    Do we want to evolve it or just replace the dependency on Bonobo for now?
> > 
> >    I think that unifying the concept of applets and more heavyweight
> >    "widgets" might be beneficial, unless anyone can think of any good reason
> >    why not to. Any GDesklets developers here?
> I've been thinking about this, and it's indeed important to come with a
> reply to this kind of questions. The goal is not to remove the bonobo
> dependency, but to get a better API for applets. Removing bonobo is more
> of a side-effect to me.
> About applets & desklets: I've no strong feeling here. On one hand it
> makes some sense since they might be similar for the implementation, but
> on the other hand I don't expect the clock displayed in the panel to
> look and behave like the clock on a desktop.

How about if the applets/desklets were unified, but had different
interfaces according to whether they were docked in the panel, or on the
desktop? Thus, you'd end up with a clock which looks spiffy when on the
desktop, and is more compact and "boring" (:-P) when docked in the


> Btw, I'd love if you could organize all the feedback on a wiki page so
> it'll be easy to look at the list of "requirements" in the future.
> Vincent

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