Suggestion about new panel app

紳癒礁湖 (Rafael Laguna) rafaellaguna at
Sun Sep 2 17:31:42 UTC 2012

目 Sun, 2 Sep 2012 11:51:09 -0400, Jean-Pierre Vidal Piesset <jpxsat at> 書いた:

> Today I made a little search about lightweight distros and apparently many
> of them use tint2 as panel.
> I remember a while ago when gtk3 arrived, that lxpanel would be a little
> complicated to port to gtk3.
> So maybe I was thinking that instead of re-create lxpanel maybe we could
> use another lightweight existing panel.
> I'm using tint2 right now and it's consuming less than 3mb of ram. Sistray
> and the clock are there.
> Even more, dependencies are just two files taking 324kb on the
> installations disc
> Additionally, it's very customizable so our design team could play with it
> :)
> But not everything is perfect: I miss a menu on the left, but maybe our
> devs can do something cool about it.
> What do you think? IMHO it's look is quite refreshing, it's lightning fast
> and resources are 1/5 of what lxpanel uses...
> -- jpxsat

Tint2 is a great panel, and visually very powerfull. But it lacks of menu button, launchers, ubuntu compatible indicators, and plugins sucha resource meter. There're other panels we can play with, like PyPanel or PerlPanel. It would be great if the actual lxpanel will become a Vala program.

紳癒礁湖 (Rafael Laguna)
Lubuntu Artwork Team

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