GNOME Panel-2.8.1

Introduction to GNOME Panel

The GNOME Panel package contains the menu and applet systems.

Package information

GNOME Panel dependencies


startup-notification-0.8 and Evolution Data Server-1.0.2 (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 --disable-gtk-doc &&
make &&
make install &&
chmod 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.

--disable-gtk-doc: This switch prevents the rebuilding of documentation during the make command.


The GNOME Panel package contains libpanel-applet-2 libraries and applets.


libpanel-applet libraries

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


Applets included are Workspace Switcher, Window List, Inbox Monitor, Clock and “Wanda the Fish”.

Last updated on 2004-11-25 23:20:48 -0700