[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#638107: Bug#638107: xfce4-xfapplet-plugin: needs porting to new libpanel-applet interface

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Wed Aug 17 05:55:37 UTC 2011

On mer., 2011-08-17 at 01:16 +0200, joss at debian.org wrote:
> Package: xfce4-xfapplet-plugin
> Version: 0.1.0-4
> Severity: important
> User: pkg-gnome-maintainers at lists.alioth.debian.org
> Usertags: applets-transition
> Hi,
> this package currently depends on libpanel-applet2-0 - most likely 
> because it provides an applet for the GNOME panel.
> The introduction of gnome-panel 3.0 to unstable is imminent. In this 
> version, the libpanel-applet library has undergone large changes, and 
> xfce4-xfapplet-plugin requires changes to support this version:
>  * updating to the D-Bus activation mechanism
>  * porting to GTK+ 3
> You might want to check if upstream developers provide a new version, 
> compatible with gnome-panel 3.x. Otherwise, porting is a feasible task 
> if you have a pair of hours to spare. If you feel like it, the 
> following guides should help you:
>  * http://developer.gnome.org/gtk3/stable/gtk-migrating-2-to-3.html
>  * http://live.gnome.org/GnomeGoals/AppletsDbusMigration
> For packages that provide other functionality than the GNOME applet, 
> you can simply disable it in the build and remove the 
> build-dependency if it hasn’t been ported. 
> For pure applets packages, you should ask for removal from the 
> archive if you do not intend to port it to the new interface. Such 
> packages that have not been ported when gnome-panel is ready to 
> migrate will be kicked out of testing.

xfce4-xfapplet-plugin is a bit special since it's not an applet for the
gnome panel but a plugin for the xfce4 panel which will host gnome panel

Unless we want to keep a way to host GNOME2 applets, I guess that mean
we should remove xfapplet-plugin. I'm not sure how much people use it,
but there's no trace of a GNOME3 migration upstream.

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