I would like to make a request. I would loved to see a few new "watcher" panel items just like mailwatch, but does the following:
1. xfce4-calendarwatch - watches google calendar and updates icon new event notification is executed. The panel icon opens a program on click and a command can be run when calendar notification is present.
2. xfce4-rsswatch - watches an rss feed for updates and updates the panel icon when a new article is present. The panel icon opens a program on click and a command can be run when a new rss article is present.
3. xfce4-hangoutwatch, xfce4-jitsiwatch, and/or xfce4-messengerwatch - watches google hangouts and updates icon when a new message is received. The panel icon opens a program on click and a command can be run when a new message is present. (if this could support various IM programs that would be great too ... if not one for yahoo messenger and jitsi, etc awesome).
4. xfce4-socialwatch - watches social media accounts (google+, facebook, twitter, etc) and updates icon when a new message is received. The panel icon opens a program on click and a command can be run when a new message is present.
I am sure you get the idea. The could better incorporate "netbook-like" features into xfce. For example, I have mailwatch to look at my gmail acount and open the webapp on click. The command that is run is send-notify to alert me of new messages.
I posted this idea in the forum and it seemed to be well received. I know the focus is on GTK3 conversion; however, If these could be worked on or at least added to the roadmap they could be wonderful editions to an already wonderful DE.
Thanks in advanced for considering it.
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