GNOME Panel-2.10.1

Introduction to GNOME Panel

The GNOME Panel package contains hooks to the menu sub-system and the applet sub-system.

Package Information

GNOME Panel Dependencies


GNOME Desktop-2.10.1, libwnck-2.10.0 and gnome-menus-2.10.1


startup-notification-0.8 and Evolution Data Server-1.2.2 (if you plan on installing Evolution-2.0)



Installation of GNOME Panel

Install GNOME Panel by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0` \
    --libexecdir=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0`/sbin \
    --localstatedir=/var/lib --sysconfdir=/etc/gnome &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
chmod -v 644 `pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0`/share/gnome/help/\

Command Explanations

--libexecdir=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0`/sbin: This switch puts libexec files in $GNOME_PREFIX/sbin instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/libexec.

--sysconfdir=/etc/gnome: This switch puts configuration files in /etc/gnome instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/etc.


Installed Programs: clock-applet, fish-applet-2, gnome-desktop-item-edit, gnome-panel, gnome-desktop-item-edit, notification-area-applet, and wnck-applet
Installed Libraries: libpanel-applet-2.[so,a] and bonobo servers
Installed Directories: /etc/gnome/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults/[,schemas]/apps, $GNOME_PREFIX/include/panel-2.0, $GNOME_PREFIX/share/idl/gnome-panel-2.0, some help directories under the $GNOME_PREFIX/share/gnome/help hierarchy, $GNOME_PREFIX/share/gnome/icons, $GNOME_PREFIX/share/gnome/panel, $GNOME_PREFIX/share/gtk-doc/html/panel-applet, and $GNOME_PREFIX/share/omf/gnome-panel

Short Descriptions


allow development of small applications (applets) which may be embedded in the panel.

Last updated on 2005-08-01 13:29:19 -0600