A cross platform systray icon

Nick Craig-Wood nick at craig-wood.com
Mon Sep 11 14:30:03 CEST 2006

Does anyone have some hints / tips / experience with making a cross
platform systray icon?  It should work on Windows, Gnome and KDE at

I've seen the win32all code which is very similar to the C code I've
written before for Windows.  It would be a small irritation to have to
integrate its event loop with whichever GUI framework I'm using for
the rest of it though.

I don't know how to make a systray under KDE/Gnome though, but I think
freedesktop has made it a lot easier now.  I didn't manage to find a
python example - does anyone have one?

Ideally I'd like someone to tell me that PyQT, tkinter or PyGTK does
it all for me, but from my searching on the subject I doubt it is
going to be that easy!

Nick Craig-Wood <nick at craig-wood.com> -- http://www.craig-wood.com/nick

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