[MERGE] GUI Fixups

Michael Ellerman michael at ellerman.id.au
Thu Mar 9 10:10:21 EST 2006

On 3/8/06, Jelmer Vernooij <jelmer at vernstok.nl> wrote:
> Michael Ellerman wrote:
> >On 3/8/06, Jelmer Vernooij <jelmer at vernstok.nl> wrote:
> >>Michael Ellerman wrote:
> >>>I've moved my GUI fixups over to hg, and merged them on top of
> >>>Jelmer's work. They're at:
> >>>
> >>>http://michael.ellerman.id.au/files/ccontrol.cgi
> >>>
> >>I was wondering whether it might be a good idea to go with a GNOME
> >>applet rather then a notification icon. The advantage is that an applet
> >>can easily be loaded at startup and can be added using the standard 'Add
> >>applet' dialog. What do you think?
> >>
> >And the disadvantage that half (?) of all Linux users can't use it.
> >Tomboy (http://www.beatniksoftware.com/tomboy) supports both being a
> >"proper" panel applet and also a notifcation area icon, which is kinda
> >nice, not sure how hard that is to code for though.
> >
> You mean in the sense that GNOME applets are not supported by non-GNOME
> window managers whereas the notification icons are? I wonder how hard it
> would be to build a dual DockApp / GNOME applet thingy. I'll have a look
> at how much code is involved at doing either that or a combination with
> a notification icon and an applet.

Well yeah. In that they're useless to anyone who's not running gnome-panel, so
KDE users, FVWM etc. users, and perhaps even some people running GNOME but
without the panel. I agree a panel applet is nicer, but I think you want
something that, even if it's not as sexy, at least works on other desktops.


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