[sylpheed:35049] Re: Request: Windows 7 Taskbar Extensions for Sylpheed

Hiroyuki Yamamoto hiro-y at kcn.ne.jp
Fri Jan 6 10:23:11 JST 2012


On Fri, 30 Dec 2011 17:21:17 +0000 (GMT)
pn361529 at yahoo.com wrote:

> one could imagine that this would rather not be implemented for Sylpheed
> (not meant negatively), but who knows, and it doesn't hurt to ask ;):
> So, could you please integrate some appropriate Windows 7 Taskbar
> Extensions:
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd378460%28v=vs.85%29.aspx
> into Sylpheed?
> For Sylpheed, "Icon Overlays":
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd378460%28v=vs.85%29.aspx#overlays
> http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/developers/archive/2009/07/28/windows-7-taskbar-dynamic-overlay-icons-and-progress-bars.aspx
> would probably make the most sense of all of them, wouldn't it?
> There:
> http://www.neowin.net/news/software/09/06/01/windows-7-gmail-notifier-application
> are probably shown some pretty good examples of how Windows 7 Taskbar
> Extensions could be put to use in Sylpheed for Windows.
> Mr. Yamamoto and others, it would be appreciated if you would share your
> opinions/thoughts about this and if you could tell if you will
> implement it or not ;).

I have looked into the Windows 7 taskbar extension before.
It requires newer Windows SDK, and also requires the support of MinGW.
It is not so easy as it seems to be :)
(maybe the latest MinGW supports that?)

Hiroyuki Yamamoto <hiro-y at kcn.ne.jp>

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