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Re: [E-devel] E17 Configuration and Entrance
On Mon, 06 Nov 2006 15:36:53 +0100 Essien Ita Essien <email@example.com>
> Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) wrote:
> > On Mon, 6 Nov 2006 15:00:14 +0200 "Hisham Mardam Bey"
> > <firstname.lastname@example.org> babbled:
> >> On 11/6/06, Essien Ita Essien <email@example.com> wrote:
> >>> 2. What I would actually have loved, would be to plug it into e17's
> >>> control panel (in addition to the above? so that non e17 systems can
> >>> still use Entrance)
> >>> Now the thing is, is it currently possible to have a plugin that just
> >>> launches another app from the E17 Control Panel (I don't think that it
> >>> is).
> >>> If it is not, is it planned? Is it something that would be desirable? (I
> >>> think that it would be desireable)
> >> We have discussed something similar in the past. What we need to have
> >> is the ability for modules to add entries into the configuration panel
> >> (should be trivial to do). Once thats possible, Entrance can have a
> >> module that plugs into E17 and can do all sorts of magic including
> >> adding stuff to the control panel. In regard to having a configuration
> >> item in the control panel launch an outside tool, that should also be
> >> trivial.
> > in reality - we want more than one way. modules need to be able to extend
> > the config panel - as do other apps/tools (system config tools - ala what
> > onefang said - via .desktop files). both are needed. the problem now is -
> > the config panel is really getting long. it used to be nice and short... :)
> > should add it to the todo - modules with config should really be able to
> > put their stuff there. also this sin't too hard to do - to the current
> > config panel. it's more work to actually split it up though :(
> you're quite right, its getting quite long (and I see no end in sight,
> at least in the nearest future) :(
> What may be better (though not trivial, is to have an fm like
> interface (a kind of explorer interface)), kind of how M$ Blindows
> Control panel looks like.
> That way, you maximize to your hearts content, and still have a list
> view, which you can scroll to your hearts content.
> IIRC, there was a time, very early on in e17's lifetime, when it looked
> like that. no?
yes - but it was hard-coded and couldnt handle endless additions. :)
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