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

Hi Ian,

On  Mo 09 Apr 2018 15:21:03 CEST, Ian Jackson wrote:

Mike Gabriel writes ("Re: Upcoming shift to Ayatana (App)Indicator(s)"):
Staying with Xembed-only support is IMHO not recommendable, because
e.g. GNOME (and derivatives) are continuously discussing the removal
of Xembed support in their desktop env.

This is alarming.

For all the reasons which have been discussed in this thread, it is
necessary to retain Xembed support indefinitely.

this is beyond my/our ways of impact.

The systray support [1] for Ayatana Indicators will be a system indicator applet.

The system indicators will be available to desktop envs that support them (currently MATE, XFCE, Budgie). But all of those also support Xembed natively.

The GNOME desktop does not support system indicators. Plus, Xembed support is also very weak. And application indicators seem to be on the verge from time to time, too. Please express your worries to the GNOME upstream / downstream devs in this respect.

Fully in line with you feeling troubled, but it is others that need to notice, I guess.


[1] https://github.com/AyatanaIndicators/ayatana-indicator-systray


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