parcellite not using indicator-applet (does not show in unity)

Bug #523775 reported by pinzia on 2010-02-18
This bug affects 28 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
parcellite (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: parcellite

parcellite (clipboard manager) isn't integrated with ApplicationIndicator

pinzia (pinzia) on 2010-02-18
tags: added: indicator-application
removed: indicator-applet
Changed in parcellite (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Dariel Dato-on (odd-rationale) wrote :

I was just wondering, what would it take to get parcellite to integrate with the App Indicator? Just a python script? Or do you need to patch the source code?

I have some elementary programming skills that I would like to improve, hopefully improving open source software as well. This is definitely something I would like to work on. Is there some way I can get mentorship on this project?


Felipe Morales (hel-sheep) wrote :

Recently, the developer of Parcellite has decided to stop developing it ( This could be a good oportunity to fork the code and add indicator support.
I've found which explains how such integration ca be made. One thing to note is Parcellite's source is written in C.
I would like to help in this, but for the moment I'm a bit busy at school.

James Gifford (jamesgifford) wrote :

So, is there anything going on with this? I'd be happy to mess with this on weekends, if I had people who wanted to try it (And to bug me from time to time >_>). Is there still interest in changing this?

As the Debian/Ubuntu maintainer, I'd be happy to carry a patch implementing this. Another option would be working with ClipIt on this. ClipIt is a fork of parcellite. If it continues on its current pace, I'll probably provide a direct upgrade from parcellite to ClipIt.

James Gifford (jamesgifford) wrote :

Alright. Hmm. I'll take a look at the ClipIt fork and see if that would be worthwhile.

Dariel Dato-on (odd-rationale) wrote :

A couple of us started working on a new clipboard manager written in Vala:

I haven't had much time to devote to the project lately, but we are still active. Please feel free to join the mailing list.

Viale Fabrice (viale-fabrice) wrote :

Apparently Glipper has got AppIndicator support. Don't know whether or not the code is reusable.

Michael Nagel (nailor) on 2012-05-20
summary: - parcellite not using indicator-applet
+ parcellite not using indicator-applet (does not show in unity)
rickyrockrat (rickyrockrat) wrote :

Is there still interest in parcellite using indicator-applet? If so, I'll release parcellite with the appindicator lib. Current development will be on precise.

rickyrockrat (rickyrockrat) wrote :

parcellite has appindicator support. PPA here:

The website will continue to provide debs without appindicator for systems not using libappindicator.

This bug can be closed. Fixed in 1.1.4.

The version with indicator support is now in Ubuntu raring and Debian sid.

parcellite (1.1.4-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
  * Enable indicator support where available:
   - debian/control: Build depend on libappindicator-dev.

 -- Andrew Starr-Bochicchio <email address hidden> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 19:34:29 -0500

Changed in parcellite (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released

I'm glad to see this. I was using clipit in the meantime, but it suffers from a bug that parcellite never had:

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