[Thunar-dev] A couple of bugs, not sure if they are reported.

mcquaid mcquaid mcquaidster at gmail.com
Sat Apr 29 22:08:53 CEST 2006

I assure you, the resize columns problem always happens to me, albeit
randomly.  Does anyone else here use thunar maximized with the columns sized
so there is no horizontal scrollbar?  Maybe I have some unusually really
long filename that's causing an issue?

On 4/29/06, Mark Rosenstand <mark at borkware.net> wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-04-29 at 15:14 +0200, Benedikt Meurer wrote:
> > Jani Monoses wrote:
> > >>You'll need to build with gconf to enable the usage of the GNOME
> > >>thumbnailers (I want to get rid of this some day, maybe with a simple
> > >>thumbnailer registry ala desktop database, but until then gconf is
> > >>required). Dunno if Xubuntu ships GConf by default.
> > >
> > > gconf is left disabled in Xubuntu, as we're trying to minimise the use
> > > of gnome libs and consequently resource usage. gconf is not such a big
> > > offender in this regard as some others but I am not sure if the gnome
> > > thumbnailer support is worth the addition.
> > >
> > > The downside is that a nice thunar feature is not available in ubuntu
> so
> > > I need to think about it more.
> > >
> > > And gconf is shipped by xubuntu since it's an indirect dependency of
> > > gdm, but not used by any other app besides it. So shipped and
> installed
> > > on the disk but that's not the resource usage I am that concerned
> about,
> > > it's more when it adds up to startup time and takes up a couple of
> megs
> > > of RAM while the daemon is running.
> >
> > As pointed out earlier on xfce4-dev, the gconf daemon is really light on
> > memory. Shouldn't be too much of an issue, IMHO.
> Another aspect of this is that it requires schema registration, which in
> turn means complex packaging. Also, it makes life amazingly sucky for
> people who use simple tar.gz-based packaging systems because of this
> requirement for install scripts. It also seems a little redundant when
> Xfce has its own configuration library.
> Actually this is one of my main motives for using Xfce over the
> competition, so I'd be really sad if gconf became a generally blessed
> dependency :(
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