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Some updates on the indicator stack

March 8th, 2011 by

A few achievements:

* appmenu-gtk – the last upstream update really made wonders, and currently it’s safe to use indicator-appmenu with GTK apps with the expected functionality. If you like OSX styled menu’s, this will make your delight! The really critical bugs known to me were fixed in the last update. Adding it to the default pattern (1 click installer).

* dbusmenu – another critical bug solved today, and the Me Menu already works as expected. This was broken for around 2 weeks, it’s now working properly.

With this, one more indicator was enabled (indicator-appmenu) and a few critical bugs have been solved. I’m expecting to talk with Ken later on to check out on the plans for the indicators, and unless something very critical pops out, GNOME2 will see the indicator stack as it is currently.

It’s maybe now the best time to start looking deeply into GNOME3.

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3 Responses to “Some updates on the indicator stack”

  1. hron84

    It sounds very good. I’m excited to try this with my factory system.

  2. From what I noticed, indicators are not ready for openSUSE 11.4.

    On GNOME I haven’t got appmenu to work (GTK and Qt apps don’t work, only Firefox with this special extension), only sound indicator and on KDE pure nothing works.

    • GTK appmenus work for me here even in KDE with a self-compiled plasma-widget-menubar from launchpad. LibreOffice works too, although lo-menubar needs a few changes to the build script to compile on openSUSE 11.4 (it depends on GTK 2.24, but works with 2.22 too).

      The only thing missing for me now are patched Qt packages to make it all work in KDE as well.

      I really want to remove this XBar crap from bespin soon if there is a better solution for global menubars. The XBar approach just hacked this all into the Qt style, so that you have to use a style that supports XBar.