Re: GNOME Panel++
- From: Ryan Paul <segphault sbcglobal net>
- To: desktop-devel-list <desktop-devel-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: GNOME Panel++
- Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 13:07:10 -0700
I created a half-baked panel replacement prototype last year with
Python/GTK. The code is pretty bad, but I think the basic concept is
worth considering. It was heavily inspired by the panel sidebar
interface in QNX Neutrino and the BeOS panel.
My prototype uses a vertical orientation and displays the window list as
a collapsible tree. My prototype also includes an example applet that
displays an integrated instant messenger buddy list. The buddy list
component is actually fully functional and uses Pidgin via D-Bus. The
task list in my prototype was created using libwnck.
If anybody wants to see the code for my prototype, I can make it
available, but it's pretty much a hack. I just wanted to demonstrate the
concept and express support for a vertical panel concept. The current
GNOME panel generally doesn't work very well vertically, and I'd like to
see the next generation GNOME panel resolve that problem.
On Mon, 2007-09-24 at 04:00 +0100, Alex Jones wrote:
> 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
> 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?
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