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Re: [opensuse-factory] Re: Re: Plasma 5.3 as default (was Re: Tumbleweed - Review of the week (2015/18))
  • From: Wolfgang Bauer <wbauer@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2015 21:05:40 +0200
  • Message-id: <1470258.QG3UU3SDko@amiga>
Am Dienstag, 5. Mai 2015, 12:15:07 schrieben Sie:
Am Montag, 4. Mai 2015, 22:10:51 schrieb Robert Kaiser:
Sounds like I need to look out for a different distro or desktop
environment then. Is there a good alternative that still supports KDE4,
or is there a desktop environment that supports session restore and a
system tray that can cope with Hexchat and Vidyo properly?

You can e.g. run "wmsystemtray" inside Plasma5 for old-style system tray
icons, as suggested by Martin Graesslin (one of the main KWin developers)
here:
http://blog.martin-graesslin.com/blog/2014/06/where-are-my-systray-icons/
An openSUSE package is available here:
http://software.opensuse.org/package/wmsystemtray
Maybe this should be added to Factory/Tumbleweed?

Another option would be "icewmtray" which is even installed by default.

But as Plasma's system tray is just a plasmoid like any other, one could of
course also write an additional system tray plasmoid that supports XEmbed
icons, or even port the old KDE4 one to Plasma5.
Even if it is not part of Plasma5 itself, it would be easy to install it and
add it to the panel in addition to or even instead of the standard one.

Just a heads up, another "solution" is available now meanwhile:
http://blog.davidedmundson.co.uk/blog/xembed_back

In short, that's a "daemon" that converts old-style XEmbed system tray icons
to the new system on the fly.

It probably will be part of Plasma 5.5, but it's already available as package
in Tumbleweed and Leap RC1 (and also in KDE:Frameworks5).
So you can install it *now*, the package is called "xembed-sni-proxy".

If you install it, it will be started by default on login and all your old-
style systray icons should be back even in Plasma5... ;-)

Kind Regards,
Wolfgang

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