[Thunar-dev] Thunar Extension Framework
benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Wed Sep 14 13:13:22 CEST 2005
Biju Chacko 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"
Damn right. And on the "why side": Simple, because everything else would
be useless and waste of time.
<irony>Your best bet if you want a really lightweight solution is to
deinstall the operating system. Or even better, don't power on your
computer at all, that's a fantastic resource saver.</irony>
> -- b
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