[Thunar-dev] The Thunar Path

Auke Kok sofar at foo-projects.org
Wed Nov 16 18:34:09 CET 2005

Brian J. Tarricone wrote:

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>On 11/16/2005 8:58 AM, aussiefax at charter.net wrote:
>>Point being.  Why develop a new File Manager only to turn around and
>>have it be outdated.  Linux has a LOT of files and the average user
>>doesn't care about 99% of them.  A Type Manager system closely
>>integrated with something like Beagle, in my opinion, is the best
>>path to take for XFCE.  I know it's easier said than done, and I am
>>no programmer.  But as a user I know the Type Manager system is what
>>I'd like to see in my favorite linux desktop.
> There will always be a place for a standard file
>manager.  Relying on having a new type manager for every single possible
>type of file out there is pretty stupid.  "Outdated", my ass.
>In a word: *yawn*

on top of that I actually *want* a generic file manager - and thunar is 
pretty much doing exactly that. I use gqview to manage my images 
already, and xfmedia integrates nicely with the new .desktop enqueue 
shortcut that I submitted in bugzilla, making thunar the perfect tool 
for me to do the base work.

Type managers may be a nice idea, and they already exist! They need a 
plain file manager to integrate with the rest of the system instead!


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