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[Pan-devel] Re: Feature proposal

From: Duncan
Subject: [Pan-devel] Re: Feature proposal
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2008 06:42:28 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: Pan/0.133 (House of Butterflies)

"Christiano Farina Haesbaert"
<address@hidden> posted
address@hidden, excerpted
below, on  Thu, 04 Sep 2008 23:18:36 -0300:

> Hello there this is my first post to the list so take it easy :P.
> I was wondering if there is any support for gnome's notification area ?
> It would be nice to have a small icon showing unreaded posts, or maybe
> something else.
> I realize that the notification area is a freedesktop standard and it's
> available not only in gnome.
> If not, I'm willing to create one.

There's no support for it yet.

Charles hasn't seemed to interested in it in the past, I believe because 
integrating it would require additional GNOME dependencies and he prefers 
to stay with GTK-only dependencies.  

He's right.  Take me, for instance, I'm a KDE person, I don't have GNOME 
installed and don't want it installed!  Knowing you're going to be 
compiling every update has a way of encouraging what's good safe 
computing practice anyway, don't have installed what you don't need! =:^)

But I'd absolutely love to have it here, if it didn't introduce 
additional dependencies, and if it degraded gracefully if necessary with 
older GTK versions.  That's a stiff order, but with all the functionality 
in newer GTKs, it just might be possible.

While you're at it or if that's still not easily done, consider working 
on a patch to add printer support using the newer GTK functionality.  I 
KNOW that's in new GTKs, and Charles wants it back in newer pan, but last 
he said anything about it probably ~18 months ago, he didn't think the 
GTK printing support was mature enough yet, and didn't want to break 
backward compatibility but didn't want to hassle writing it up to 
properly degrade gracefully, either.  But I'm quite sure he'd take a 
patch implementing it, if one were handed to him that filled those 
conditions, and unlike the notification/tray area, I KNOW GTK supports 
printing now.  And it's a reasonably often requested feature, too, so if 
you're up to it... =:^)

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
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