The xfce4-datetime-plugin is a great panel applet. The Gnome panel calendar applet is its Gnome counterpart which does mostly the same thing, but can display the user's calendar pulled from Evolution's data server. The xfce4-datetime-plugin would be great if it could do the same. It might also be useful if the database coupling was abstracted so that the user could select from several different types of supported data sources, among which Evolution.
Kip: you might want to look into orage, and the orage panel clock plugin.
Thanks Jeff. I've actually already taken a look at it and it unfortunately cannot communicate with EDS.
This is quite a feature for a minimalistic plugin such as datetime. I guess this would fit better within orage.
Also notice that Gnome calendar and Evolution are things from Gnomeland, so that's natural to exist this integration. I wouldn't hope for someone to come around and implement this, as IMHO people using Xfce and Evolution's calendar *and* expecting their events showing up on the calendar from a panel plugin are too rare.
If you want this that bad, unless you implement it yourself, you could try bountysource as a motivation.
Mass-reassign all bugs from florian@ to goodies-dev@, thanks for the maintenance work! (and sorry for the bugmail spam..)
I think the way to handle it is to not have Evolution as a hard dependency. If there's a way to communicate with EDS over DBus, then this should be possible. The user could select from a combobox of different backends without having to pull dependencies for Gnome if they don't intend to use EDS.
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