Re: shlib panel applets (e.g. fish, gkb)

On Mon, 31 May 1999, Steve Haslam wrote:

> I suggest putting them in /usr/lib/gnome-panel/applets or some similar
> place
> and just naming them "".
> [ aside: this came up because when I separate libraries into packages,
> the *.so.0 symlinks go in the normal package and the *.so symlinks go
> in the -dev package. So the applets wouldn't work without the -dev
> package. But putting the *.so symlinks in the normal package
> contravenes policy and looks odd. ]

1. The *.so.0 symlinks don't belong in any package - they get created by
2. Adhering to policy in the face of reason sounds like a bad idea. :)
3. It looks "odd" because the libs are used different from normal ones.

> If I managed to change gnome-core so that the panel applets worked
> like this, would the change likely be put in upstream, or would I have
> to keep maintain a (probably rather unpleasant) patch?

Yea we can do it - the hard part is figuring out how to make libtool do it
cleanly. I don't think the location change thing will work, at least for
gnome 1.0.x, because of the expected location of 'plugins'.

-- Elliot
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