Web lists-archives.com

Re: Upcoming shift to Ayatana (App)Indicator(s)

Mike Gabriel writes ("Re: Upcoming shift to Ayatana (App)Indicator(s)"):
> The nice part of AppIndicator shared lib: if no SNI provider is  
> running on a desktop, xembed gets used. (Very helpful on my favourite  
> desktop shell i3). So, as application developer, you can drop your own  
> xembed code, switch to Ayatana AppIndicator and get the xembed  
> fallback for free.

This seems encouraging for people like me who want to continue to use

> Only disadvantage: application indicators don't have a right-click  
> menu, only a left-click or just-click menu. Also in xembed fallback  
> mode.

Is this a general property of SNI indicators ?
My n-m applet in trayer does have a right click menu.

> Ah, ok. I see. This is painful, but alas. The xembed approach is  
> really on its verge of extinction. However, when Ubuntu dropped xembed  
> support in 12.10, I think it was, there was quite some noise going  
> through the community.

Is there somewhere I can see a rationale which explains why the
original protocol is wrong and why the replacement will not, itself,
need to be replaced ?


Ian Jackson <ijackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>   These opinions are my own.

If I emailed you from an address @fyvzl.net or @evade.org.uk, that is
a private address which bypasses my fierce spamfilter.