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Re: Future of Wingpanel


Thanks for the clarification!

On 26-08-13 13:33, Pim Vullers wrote:

What Sergey means is having apps, like Audience (and I think
Pantheon-Greeter as well), which have a fullscreen mode (which hides
wingpanel), which can still display indicators that are essential to them.

So for the video-player Audience it is handy to still provide access to
the sound indicator such that it can be used for adjusting the volume.

Kind regards,
Pim Vullers

On 08/26/2013 01:22 PM, Kurt Smolderen wrote:

What do you mean by 'embedding indictors into apps'? Does it mean one
installs for example Noise and the soundindicator is installed as well
but not as a separate package?

If that's the case, what if a user wants to install another music player
which makes use of the sound indicator? Additionally, how difficult will
it be/ what effort will it take to backport upstream changes made to for
example the sound indicator to the particular apps?


On 26-08-13 11:04, Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff wrote:

Voldyman showed off a cool proof of concept for libpeas-based plugs
yesterday, but it's not necessarily the best architecture if we choose
to embed indicators into apps (e.g. sound indicator in Audience). I'd
like to talk to designers first and see what are the use cases for
this feature, and if there's a sufficient number of indicators that
should be embedded. Otherwise we could use the libpeas-based
architecture and simply provide minimal D-bus interfaces to indicators
like Sound.

Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff
OS architect @ elementary