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Re: Indicator applets support in lxpanel


Right now few things use the messaging indicator, and most are things
not even in lubuntu by default.  Those that do (like pidgeon) still also
continue to support the classic notification workspace as well.

Julien Lavergne wrote:
> Hi,
> I played a bit with the indicators applets (the new applets of the
> gnome-panel, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MessagingMenu for an example).
> I managed to hack something to see what is the impact of them on a LXDE
> panel and in Lubuntu, because it's a feature requested :)
> If the result is visually similar to the gnome-panel (see the attached
> screenshot), there is major problems :
> - very few applications have an indicator support on Lubuntu (only
> Pidgin for the message indicator)
> - installing any indicator applet bring a lot of depends : The sound
> indicator bring pulseaudio, the "quit" indicator bring gnome-session and
> gdm ... even the message indicator bring a lot of gnome depends.
> - it's not memory free, any indicator bring 4Mb of RAM, which is not
> terrible, but quite expensive for example, for a sound applet ...
> I think the support for activated them shouldn't be too hard to
> integrate in lxpanel. But no indicator applets is now usable in Lubuntu.
> Regards,
> Julien Lavergne 
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