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xfce4-panel 4.8 Roadmap

If everything goes as planned, the devel branch will be made feature complete and moved to master. There are still a couple of tasks that need to be completed before this happens.

Panel

The panel code is more of less feature complete, but there are still a couple of bugs in it here and there. The Xfconf part needs to be redone since Brian implemented caching in xfconf, there is no default configuration and kiosk mode is missing.

Status: 100%
Assignee: Nick
Difficulty: Easy

Libxfce4panel

New API is complete, but still need some time to make old plugins compile.

Status: 100%
Assignee: Nick
Difficulty: Easy

Plugins

Most of the plugins are working quite well, but obviously they still have a lost of bugs open. I need to dig through bugzilla to see which bugs are still valid or fixed in the devel branch. There is a resolved-4.8 flag to mark bugs that are fixed in the devel branch. See the outstanding items for each plugin below.

Launcher

The launcher plugin is not very functional yet. The editing part needs to be handled by exo-desktop-item-edit, GIO for file monitoring and Garcon for the menu item stuff.

Status: 100%
Assignee: Nick
Difficulty: Easy

Tasklist

This still needs a lot of love. Most importantly grouping is not implemented yet. Lot to do here.

Status: 50%
Assignee: Nick
Difficulty: Tough

Notification Area

Most of it works, but there is an annoying bug that prevents existing notification icons to be embedded. The settings dialog is not hooked up yet and needs to be ported to GtkBuilder.

Status: 95%
Assignee: Nick
Difficulty: Easy

Clock

Need to be ported to new API and there are a couple of bugs that needs to be fixed.

Status: 80%
Assignee: Nick
Difficulty: Easy

Window Menu

Popup application is missing. I've no idea if I implement this in the old way, or there will be some signal in the XfcePanelPlugin object that allows communication over DBus.

Status: 100%
Assignee: Nick
Difficulty: Easy

Action Buttons

Probably better to use XfceSmClient directly for the system actions.

Status: 100%
Assignee: Nick
Difficulty: Easy

Separator

Stacking multiple panels on a screen edge (on top of each other) is quite difficult, so I was thinking about a wrapper option in the separator that puts plugins (after the wrapper) in a new line. Not really thought this through yet.

Status: 100%
Assignee: Nick
Difficulty: Moderate

Misc

  • Application to port the old settings in xfconf and desktop files for launchers.

Future

  • Maybe some way to add remote plugins, once proposed by Brian.
  • Container plugin, to embed plugins in a plugin.
  • Because of Garcon it might be a good idea to move the menu plugin into the panel.
releng/4.8/roadmap/xfce4-panel.txt · Last modified: 2011/02/06 23:49 by jannis