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Friday, December 03, 2010

Gnome Panel Applets

Just learned about Gnome panel applets because I wanted to make one to track my time at work. FYI, the Gnome Panel Extensions project is dead, or it never was really alive in the first place. I asked about this in IRC to which the response was:

for C, this http://projects.gnome.org/ORBit2/appletstutorial.html is ancient, but I think it's still more or less up to date. Not much has happened on the applet api front since forever. Python is the other reasonable choice and http://library.gnome.org/devel/panel-applet/stable/

panel-applets can use d-bus now http://live.gnome.org/GnomeGoals/AppletsDbusMigration not that much of a difference though
good point

and of course there's the fact that if gnome-shell actually does become successful in 3.0, applets go the way of the dodo along with the panel

We'll see if I get around to writing one. It's too bad that the panel extensions project is dead because they had some pretty good documentation. A simple tutorial or some sample code would be nice...

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