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Re: Getting rolling for 9.10


> On Thursday 23 April 2009 05:42:02 pm Ted Gould wrote:
>> On Wed, 2009-04-22 at 17:48 -0400, Scott Kitterman wrote:
>> > So to get things started, I'd like to suggest Messaging Menu
>> integrated
>> > into the systray via the new protocol as an Ayatana objective for
>> Karmic.
>> >  To assist in this effort, another community developer (I'll thank him
>> by
>> > name after it works) is working on getting KDE trunk (the to be 4.3)
>> > running on Jaunty via Project Neon.  That should provide a reasonably
>> > stable basis for Ayatana developers to work with.
>> I think that this isn't a good idea for the messaging indicator.  The
>> principle reason for that is that the spec only deals with the icon not
>> the menu part of the indicator.  If we took the current indicator,
>> ported it to this spec, and then displayed it in KPanel -- the menu
>> would still be a GTK+ menu.  Which is going to look... okay, but not
>> really that great.
>> I think that we need to strive for a better experience than that on the
>> *buntu desktops[1].  I think that the panels on both should be very
>> tightly integrated and consistent, and I don't think we can achieve that
>> using either of the notification area specs.
> I don't think Scott was suggesting we use a GTK+ menu on the KDE desktop.
> Why
> can't a separate Plasma widget menu be written that does whatever it is
> you
> want it to do to? You can still have a common service to handle
> information
> processing for both desktops; the plasmoid simply displays the information
> passed to it.

Yes, I was envisioning something like this.  This would provide the kind
of native, integrated look and feel that I think Ted was alluding to in
his response.

Scott K