The primary aim of the Gtk+2 panel project is to provide a panel that reuses whatever is available (if it is not overkill) in the obvious way, such as subclassing GtkWidget instead of implementing applets, or by using a GtkBuilder file instead of defining a new format to customize the panel. This approach gives some additional advantages for free: you can use common tools in uncommon ways. Above all, you can use Glade to design your own panel. All the dependencies apart from GTK+ are (and hopefully will be) optional.
ntdisp, short for NtD In System Programming, is a system for programming LPC and STM32 (and possibly other) embedded devices. It provides three different frontends, a GObject-based library (for developers), a commandline utility (for computer geeks), and a GTK+3 frontend (for less geeky users).