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    gnome-applets in xfce

    Hello,

    Really enjoying Xubuntu with Xfce desktop, but am missing a couple of my old GNOME applets with no equivalents in xfce. Is there a safe way to use gnome-applets in Xubuntu/Xfce?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: gnome-applets in xfce


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    Re: gnome-applets in xfce

    The idea looked interesting, so I did some further looking. As far as I can see, xfce4-xfapplet-plugin is no longer available, at least in our repositories:

    Code:
    dn@Roxanne:~$ apt-cache policy xfce4-xfapplet-plugin
    xfce4-xfapplet-plugin:
      Installed: (none)
      Candidate: (none)
    Probably worked with gnome 2 applets, such as in the old Ubuntus?

    If you find anything to the contrary, please post it.

    Added: Information on package, but don't know if this is usable.

    https://packages.debian.org/sid/xfce4-xfapplet-plugin

    Added2: it's not usable for x86 or amd64 - wrong architecture
    Last edited by Dennis N; February 15th, 2014 at 06:06 AM. Reason: Info on package.

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    Re: gnome-applets in xfce

    What were the specific applets? Perhaps there are substitute programs or scripts you can write to display the info that you want.
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    Re: gnome-applets in xfce

    Thanks for the quick response.

    I downloaded and extracted the tarball and tried compiling it. Here's the result:

    Code:
    mn@mn-OptiPlex-745:~$ cd /home/mn/Desktop
    mn@mn-OptiPlex-745:~/Desktop$ cd xfce4-xfapplet-plugin-0.1.0
    mn@mn-OptiPlex-745:~/Desktop/xfce4-xfapplet-plugin-0.1.0$ ./configure
    checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
    checking whether build environment is sane... yes
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    checking GOBJECT_CFLAGS... -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/glib-2.0/include  
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    checking GTK_CFLAGS... -pthread -I/usr/include/gtk-2.0 -I/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/gtk-2.0/include -I/usr/include/atk-1.0 -I/usr/include/cairo -I/usr/include/gdk-pixbuf-2.0 -I/usr/include/pango-1.0 -I/usr/include/gio-unix-2.0/ -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/glib-2.0/include -I/usr/include/pixman-1 -I/usr/include/freetype2 -I/usr/include/libpng12  
    checking GTK_LIBS... -lgtk-x11-2.0 -lgdk-x11-2.0 -latk-1.0 -lgio-2.0 -lpangoft2-1.0 -lpangocairo-1.0 -lgdk_pixbuf-2.0 -lcairo -lpango-1.0 -lfreetype -lfontconfig -lgobject-2.0 -lglib-2.0  
    checking for ORBit-2.0 >= 2.12.5... not found
    *** The required package ORBit-2.0 was not found on your system.
    *** Please install ORBit-2.0 (atleast version 2.12.5) or adjust
    *** the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
    *** installed the package in a nonstandard prefix so that
    *** pkg-config is able to find it.
    I've been unable to get any farther so far. There are clearly some unmet dependencies (per Xfce.org) including ORBit2 and Libpanelapplet, which I don't find in the repositories.

    But I suspect that xfapplets is simply obsolete.

    I'd be most grateful for any additional advice--thanks in advance.
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    Re: gnome-applets in xfce

    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis N View Post
    The idea looked interesting, so I did some further looking. As far as I can see, xfce4-xfapplet-plugin is no longer available, at least in our repositories:

    Code:
    dn@Roxanne:~$ apt-cache policy xfce4-xfapplet-plugin
    xfce4-xfapplet-plugin:
      Installed: (none)
      Candidate: (none)
    Probably worked with gnome 2 applets, such as in the old Ubuntus?

    If you find anything to the contrary, please post it.

    Added: Information on package, but don't know if this is usable.

    https://packages.debian.org/sid/xfce4-xfapplet-plugin

    Added2: it's not usable for x86 or amd64 - wrong architecture
    Thanks again, I'm guessing you're right, that this was for GNOME2 and is now obsolete. If I discover anything to the contrary, I will post it here.
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    Re: gnome-applets in xfce

    Quote Originally Posted by tgalati4 View Post
    What were the specific applets? Perhaps there are substitute programs or scripts you can write to display the info that you want.
    Thanks for you response. The applets were gnome-timer and gnome-system-monitor (the one with the animated panel icon). I like your idea to write my own scripts, but I'm afraid my skills aren't up the task--yet, at least.
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    Re: gnome-applets in xfce

    XFCE applets from the goodies package include both a a timer and system monitor .
    Infinite diversity in infinite combination.

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    Re: gnome-applets in xfce

    Thanks, yes, I know--I've tried them both and they're fine applets, all due credit to their developers--but very different from their GNOME2 predecessors.
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