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xfce4-datetime-plugin could display user calendar


Description Kip 2013-07-24 20:56:36 CEST
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.
Comment 1 Jeff Shipley 2013-07-25 21:35:11 CEST
Kip: you might want to look into orage, and the orage panel clock plugin.
Comment 2 Kip 2013-07-25 22:12:42 CEST
Thanks Jeff. I've actually already taken a look at it and it unfortunately cannot communicate with EDS.
Comment 3 Andre Miranda editbugs 2014-11-16 05:29:10 CET
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.

Comment 4 Landry Breuil editbugs 2014-11-23 21:42:32 CET
Mass-reassign all bugs from florian@ to goodies-dev@, thanks for the maintenance work! (and sorry for the bugmail spam..)
Comment 5 Kip 2017-06-16 08:06:40 CEST
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.
Comment 6 Git Bot editbugs 2020-05-23 01:21:57 CEST
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Bug #10265

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Reported on: 2013-07-24
Last modified on: 2020-05-23


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