Re: Having external control panels in System settings

[Er, sorry if you get a duplicate - I sent the other one from the wrong email address :( ]

On Mon, 2012-01-23 at 15:20 +0000, Bastien Nocera wrote:

> That's the point. We don't want to integrate everything into the system
> settings. We want to include the things that make sense, and to be able
> to say what makes sense, we need to act as gatekeepers.

What's required to make a new panel in the control center, anyway?
Don't you just have to implement a GIOModule that basically returns a
widget, which the control center's shell embeds within itself?

Being able to implement such modules outside g-c-c's source tree would
be convenient for people who need configurability for things that Gnome
doesn't contemplate.

This isn't about "should Gnome control everything", but rather about
"let people make Gnome as useful as possible for them".  We can
certainly recommend that apps don't install random crap in the control
center, and that the control center be left for things that can't be
sensibly contained within a single application.


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