On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 1:36 PM, Andrej N. Gritsenko <andrej@rep.kiev.ua> wrote:

Henry Gebhardt has written on Tuesday, 21 January, at 23:39:
>On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 12:36:07AM +0100, Giuseppe Penone wrote:
>> I was asked to make this plugin work in 3 ways: only launchbar, only
>> taskbar or launchtaskbar and so I made it and it works, the latest code is
>> available in the official sourceforge git repo, branch named xkb.
>> Since anyway it seems that my job will never go to master branch, for now
>> I'm not working on further improvements.

>Hi, the holdup is that we need a clearer upgrade-path, and I have little
>time. My initial idea was to automatically replace launchbar and taskbar
>each with an instance of launchtaskbar. If someone could look into
>that, that would be great! Other ideas are also welcome, but if possible
>upgrading should be as painless as possible.

    As for me - if launchtaskbar instance can function as either taskbar
or launchbar (not merging them together, i.e. launchbar will not consume
tasks from taskbar nor vise versa) then why not replace both plugins with
one. If it cannot work that way then why not leave launchbar and taskbar
plugins but add launchtaskbar as alternative? I believe more options is
always better than less of them.

The xkb branch already just adds LaunchTaskBar as an alternative without
replacing anything.
The LaunchTaskBar allocates Launchbar and Taskbar plugin resources only if needed,
if it is configured as just Launch allocates only Launchbar and so if configured
only for Taskbar.
I also think that, if the replacement step is too risky, just adding it as an alternative
that an user can find in plugins list is just good.

In xkb branch there are also improvements to Keyboard Layout Handler that were
never ported to master.

    I already had some thoughts if I have to help with lxpanel since it's
currently the bottleneck in LXDE - it doesn't support drag & drop, have
no good accessibility (at least what I heard), and also half of bugs in
the LXDE tracker are against lxpanel (also people in the IRC channel very
often complain that lxpanel is buggy)...

that would be great after the job you made in pcmanfm, the daily crashes there
are just a memory now.