This program is meant to display an arbitrary number of desktop panels, with support for one per edge of the screen at the moment. Each panel can then host a number of applets, implemented as plug-ins to the main program.
A number of additional utilities is also available, allowing tighter integration of external applications, as well as when responding to system events (notifications...).
Each of these tools, as well as Panel itself, are documented in a series of manual pages. They are also available in the HTML format.
The current requirements for compiling Panel are as follows:
- Gtk+ 2.4 or later, or Gtk+ 3.0 or later
- DeforaOS libDesktop
- DeforaOS Browser
- an implementation of
- gettext (libintl) for translations
- docbook-xsl for the documentation (optional)
With these installed, the following command should be enough to compile Panel on most systems:
On some systems, the Makefiles shipped can be re-generated accordingly thanks to the DeforaOS configure tool.
The compilation process supports a number of options, such as PREFIX and DESTDIR for packaging and portability, or OBJDIR for compilation outside of the source tree.
Applets for the Panel program can be written according to the API definitions
installed and found in <Desktop/Panel.h> (here in
A sample applet can be found in
Further applets can also be found in the DeforaOS Integration project.
DeforaOS Panel is subject to the terms of the GPL license, version 3. Please see
COPYING file for more information.