Re: system tray or notification area in python

Discussion in 'Python' started by Rodrick Brown, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. On Oct 16, 2012, at 4:14 PM, Daniel Fetchinson
    <> wrote:

    > Hi folks,
    >
    > I'm using a stand alone window manager without gnome or kde or any
    > other de. But I still would like to have a system tray or notification
    > area and so far used stalonetray for this. Stalonetray is written in C
    > and is a GTK application, works all right but sometimes it doesn't.
    > For instance if it is killed and restarted icons don't come back, etc,
    > etc, there are some quirks.
    >
    > So I thought I would write a brand new stand alone system tray or
    > notification area in python. I guess I need to use gtk bindings or
    > some such but don't really know what my options are.
    >
    > Where would I start something like this?
    > Any pointers would be greatly appreciated!
    >

    Why not look at the source code of the current app your using to get
    an idea how that application accomplishes said task?

    You could always use raw X11 libs but leveraging something like Gtk or
    Qt/KDE would probably be much easier.

    > Cheers,
    > Daniel
    >
    >
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    Rodrick Brown, Oct 16, 2012
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