lack of systray support

October 31, 2004 / Linux Unix QNX

the number of programs lacking this is pissing me off… refering to thunderbird and evolution

I was playing around w/ Devil’s Pie yesterday and today… then an idea strike me!

why can’t we have a generic notification area app?

take devil’s pie code that can set WM hints like hide from tasklist & pager, and then minimize it, also take eggtray.c & eggtray.h from GAIM project… put them together and there you have it: a program that’ll take any application, hide it and show a systray icon for it.

some of these days when I don’t have a million things to do, I’ll implement this.