xubuntu and indicator applets

Vincent mailinglists at vinnl.nl
Mon May 24 22:19:43 UTC 2010

On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 7:03 PM, Eero Tamminen <oak at helsinkinet.fi> wrote:

> Hi,
> On Monday 24 May 2010, Simon Steinbeiß wrote:
> > hi everyone,
> > i wanted to point out an issue that might become more and more
> > problematic with time for xubuntu: since ubuntu is patching applications
> > to play along nicely with its indicator applets, that breaks consistency
> > for those apps in xubuntu's/xfce's systray.
> Is this a problem also for other Ubuntu derivatives like Kubuntu[1] and
> Edubuntu[2]?
> [1] I assume KDE to use the normal tray spec too?
> [2] Which AFAIK cares more about things working remotely and I think
> the new indicator stuff works over D-BUS which at least by default uses
> unix socket instead of X as transport...
I believe the original freedesktop.org specification originated in KDE, so
yes, it works in Kubuntu. Edubuntu is based on GNOME so it works there too.
Everything not GNOME or KDE is left out in the cold, I suppose. But perhaps
someone wants to implement the specification in a panel plugin for Xfce.

Ignoring applications that use the spec will be hard, I think, because
Ubuntu is working to convert all applications in its repo's, which we also
use. Nor would I consider this tray icon such a deal-breaker that a whole
application is excluded in advance.

>        - Eero
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