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Old 12-03-2010, 02:16 AM   #16
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Thanks all for replying.

The gnome-panel comes with a penalty of (as I understand) having to install gnome with all its mega-libraries and dependencies. The upside is that it is currently actively developed, and well supported. The clock with world time is handy and the gnu-biff mail-checker is just great.

Looking at docapps.org most of the apps seem to be from 2004 or earlier. Is there still any activity/support with docapps?.
As I said above, that's the price you pay for having gnome-panel. You have to measure if it's worth the pain for you to run gnome-panel outside gnome. Sure it's heavier than the rest of standalone panels, but all the features you like and need are not made of thin air, they do require things like nautilus, gnome-vfs and the evolution data server backend. Any other panel would be equally heavy if you hook all these components into it, wouldn't it?

From my point of view, dockapps are not developed except for occasional bugfixes for the simple reason that they are small pieces that weight only a few KB, they were made for a purpose and they fulfil that purpose and no other. There's no need to "maintain" them. They are complete, finished and don't need extra attention.
 
Old 12-03-2010, 03:17 PM   #17
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Looking at docapps.org most of the apps seem to be from 2004 or earlier. Is there still any activity/support with docapps?.
My question will have to be: if it does its job, what difference
does it make whether it was written in 2004 or 2010? My binary-clock
dockapp works just as well today as it did in 2003, so does biff.

If you anticipate serious change to the X or dock-app API in
the very near future it's OK to be concerned about active development,
if you don't your point is moot.


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Tink
 
Old 12-03-2010, 08:56 PM   #18
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If you anticipate serious change to the X or dock-app API in
the very near future it's OK to be concerned about active development,
if you don't your point is moot.
I am sorry if I was unclear. I was agreeing with the OP's statement that dockapps dot org does not seem to have anything recent there and noodling a little as to why the steam seems to have leaked out of the effort.

I regret that it came across as a complaint.
 
  


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