network_tray 2.0

I have written my own little replacement for Blinky. That is, a network monitor applet for the system tray. Currently fairly basic, I might add some bells and whistles later.

PET package:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/quirky/pet_packages-quirky/network_tray-2.0-q1.pet

Source:
http://bkhome.org/sources/alphabetical/n/


Posted on 18 May 2010, 18:48


Comments:

Posted on 18 May 2010, 19:33 by 01micko
Barry's Blinky
Hi Barry

I quite like the look of your new network applet. It looks rather modern IMO. Working fine in lupu. Running next to Blinky it doesn't seem quite as sensitive, but I suppose if it wasn't next to it who would know the difference?

Thanks,

Cheers


Posted on 18 May 2010, 20:03 by perthie
Launch Location
Where are blinky and retrovol being launched in Quirky? It does not appear to be in jwm-tray.


Posted on 19 May 2010, 8:16 by BarryK
network_tray
network_tray is very simple code. Like blinky, it has XPM images built-in to the executable, but it is only 11KB compared with blinky at 36KB.

One of my reasons for writing these tray applets myself is to reduce the resource usage to the lowest possible. These are all little daemons sucking up CPU and memory resources.

Blinky appears in the tray only when you have an network connection. Mine appears with a 'X' on the icon when there is no network connection.

network_tray may seem a bit more sluggish, that's because it samples the network traffic every 0.5 seconds, compared with Blinky at 0.125 seconds. Again, minimising usage of resources.

Retrovol appears in the tray if sound is functional in your system.