Re: Bring some KDE / Ubuntu to the System Status Area?

On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 4:20 PM, Dan Winship <danw gnome org> wrote:
> On 06/23/2010 07:41 PM, Giovanni Campagna wrote:
>> After all discussion raised on bug 622451 (the experimental power
>> manager applet). I was thinking if it was appropriate for the shell to
>> implement KDE's and Ubuntu's (Ayatana) protocols for system tray /
>> system status.
> We like Ubuntu's changes to the KDE protocol, but the KDE protocol
> itself seemed like a complete lose. And you can't really "rebase" the
> Ubuntu stuff on top of the old tray protocol, so...

Well, let's go with Ubuntu KDE-ish protocol (I say KDE-ish because
they use org.kde for bus names and interfaces, so there must be some

> And at any rate, the Ubuntu protocol isn't nearly extensive enough to
> cover everything in the system status mockups. (It's hard to imagine a
> protocol that would be, unless it was completely customized to that set
> of mockups.)

Again, I could not find decent documentation, but isn't the protocol
able to transfer any GtkMenuItem?
Those should be enough for implementing the mockups.

Or reversing the question, if the protocol is not enough, how come
that Ubuntu is shipping gnome-bluetooth and gnome-power-manager using
dbusmenu for transport, and they look pretty like Gtk-based ones?

> -- Dan


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