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#1 2019-01-08 02:27:10

Skaperen
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why two different panel clocks

i notice in the list of panel plug-ins, there are 2 different clocks.  one is named just "Clock" while the other i named "Orage Panel Clock".

why are there two?  if one is better than the other, then why not have it replace the other?  which should i use and why?

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#2 2019-01-08 02:56:27

ToZ
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Re: why two different panel clocks

You might be surprised to learn that there is a third: datetime plugin. There has been some discussion on #xfce-dev about combining the datetime plugin with the clock plugin. Differences:

- clock = basic clock plugin that supports different types of clocks (analog, binary, digital, fuzzy, LCD) and supports pango markup
- datetime = basic clock that allows you to specify different date/time settings from the GUI
- orage is a calendar, appointment and time management application. Hasn't been updated in quite a while.

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#3 2019-01-08 06:47:50

Skaperen
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Re: why two different panel clocks

given that Xfce wants to be small there should be a choice between something small and basic and something more fancy.

what is pango markup?

Last edited by Skaperen (2019-01-08 06:48:48)

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#4 2019-01-08 07:07:51

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Re: why two different panel clocks

Skaperen wrote:

what is pango markup?

https://developer.gnome.org/pygtk/stabl … guage.html

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#5 2019-01-08 15:15:02

Skaperen
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Re: why two different panel clocks

looks simple enough.  some day, i'll need to hunt down the software to handle it.

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