This is Vala rewrite of SimplePanel, GTK3 LXPanel fork.
- Rewrite core panel in Vala (0.2)
- Rewrite builtin plugins in Vala using libpeas. (0.2)
- Write Vala Panel Plugin wrapper for LXTray from simple-panel (it is less buggy) (0.2) (done in XEmbed plugin)
- Make global menus from Unity Appindicator (rewrite it on Vala but without Ubuntu deps) (0.3) (see https://gitlab.com/vala-panel-project/vala-panel-appmenu)
- Write a window buttons applet (0.3)
- Going to C again (0.4.X)
- Write Notification Center Applet (0.6)
- Wayland support, make compositor and complete Wayland support(1.0)
- Taskbar DBus library for compositor (1.0)
Redo ValaPanelIconGrid using GtkFlowBox and such wonders.(not needed since I am already using FlowBox everywhere)
TODO for 0.5.0
- Drop libpeas in favor to applets-new (use GIO Extensions to implement).
- Implement free applet actions (not only menu)
- Made pack-type useful
TODO for 0.6.0
- Be prepared for GTK4
- Replace XEmbed to proxy and move it to extras
- Remove all Solus code, rewrite IconTasks
- Implement Layer Shell Wayland backend
Some notes about realization
Plugin-based panel. Users/developers can provide their own custom applets, which are fully integrated. They can be moved, added, removed again, and even broken.
- GLib (>= 2.56.0)
- GTK3 (>= 3.22.0)
- libwnck (>= 3.4.7)
Lastly, always set
-DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREXIX=/usr when using cmake. Otherwise you
won't be able to start the panel on most distros.
- Athor email@example.com
- Ikey Doherty for icontasklist.
- XFCE Team for XFCE Tasklist.
- LXPanel team for creating a base for my fork. Vala Panel uses LXPanel's tray code and other inspirations (generic-config-dialog for applets and lxpanel-like remote command system).