no external panels for gnome-control-center [was Re: GNOME Feature Proposal: Backup]

On Tue, 2011-05-10 at 20:51 +0100, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-05-10 at 15:49 +0200, Michael Terry wrote:
> > Hello!  You may remember me as the bloke that proposed the Déjà Dup
> > backup tool as a GNOME module a little back, right as modules were
> > being reorganized.
> > 
> > I've been encouraged to try again as a Feature.  I don't fully
> > understand the process, but I gather an email to this list starts it
> > off.
> > 
> > Here's a quick thousand foot view:
> >  * Homepage here:
> >  * It's a backup program aimed at non-technical users.
> >  * It's a graphical wrapper and policy manager for the backup program duplicity.
> >  * It's included by default in Fedora 13 on and will be default in Ubuntu 11.10.
> >  * It follows the GNOME schedule and best practices already.
> > 
> > For the next major version (20.0), I've done a redesign aimed at
> > making it more "invisible" and appear as part of the OS.  I've made it
> > live just as a control center panel and removed some branding to look
> > a bit less like a separate app.  See
> > for screenshots.
> > Déjà Dup 19.1, which includes those changes, is already in Fedora
> > Rawhide and will be in Ubuntu Oneiric once we land the GNOME 3 control
> > center.
> That won't work for long. Once we've move the Bluetooth panel directly
> in the control-center, we'll be removing the external API from the
> control-center. It was only added for gnome-bluetooth, and will be
> removed then as well.

Because people carried on using the API despite being told it was going
away, the GNOME control-center library isn't exported any more in

> That doesn't mean that the functionality shouldn't be in the
> control-center, but the integration needs to be even better within GNOME
> for us to add it there, including design, competitive research, etc.

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