[Thunar-dev] Thunar Extension Framework

Biju Chacko botsie at xfce.org
Wed Sep 14 08:06:48 CEST 2005

Tim Tassonis wrote:
> Still, a "simple" file manager, as thunar is supposed to be, should work 
> with files, as provided by the operating system vfs interface. I think 
> the FUSE approach is the right one, it is not the job of a simple 
> filemanager to provide a separate, better vfs layer. I hope xfce4 is not 
> turning into an alternative GNOME/KDE beast and thunar not into 
> nautilus/konqueror because GNOME/KDE already exist. I always thought 
> xfce is supposed to be an alternative for people that like to do without 
> all that additional, costly stuff. A separate vfs layer certainly would 
> go into that direction.

Well, in xfce we've never followed the approach of "avoid features in 
order to avoid bloat". Fluxbox et al do a better job of that approach 

I think our approach has always been "balance features and bloat and 
always do it the *right* way"

It has worked well thus far and hopefully will continue to do so.

-- b

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