Anyone pulling the Launchpad branch of Wingpanel – the space saving desktop panel – today may be in for a surprise…
The ‘clipped winged’ approach taken previously has now morphed in to something more panel-esque, at least by default: -
Why the change? Wingpanel was one of many ideas borne out of experimentation by elementary team as they play around with new concepts and ideas on improving the user-experience for users.
In fact, the new look ‘Wingpanel’ code above resembles a recent elementary desktop mock-up by Dan Rabbit: -
Dan teases, saying that ‘some parts of this mockup exists in real code’, and that the Dock used is not Docky, AWN, Cairo-Dock or ‘any other dock you know.‘
Intrigued? We’ll be allowed to share a bit on this shortly.